Love and work: An attachment-theoretical perspective.

  title={Love and work: An attachment-theoretical perspective.},
  author={Cindy Hazan and Phillip R. Shaver},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  • C. Hazan, P. Shaver
  • Published 1990
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
The possibility that love and work in adulthood are functionally similar to attachment and exploration in infancy and early childhood was investigated. Key components of attachment theory—developed by Bowlby, A insworth, and others to explain the role of attachment in exploratory behavior —were translated into terms appropriate to adult love and work. The translation centered on the 3 major types of infant attachment and exploration identified by Ainsworth: secure, anxious/ambivalent, and… Expand

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