Navigating the interdependence dilemma: Attachment goals and the use of communal norms with potential close others.

@article{Bartz2006NavigatingTI,
  title={Navigating the interdependence dilemma: Attachment goals and the use of communal norms with potential close others.},
  author={Jennifer A. Bartz and John E. Lydon},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={77-96}
}
Four studies investigated attachment in the context of new relationship development. Anxiously attached individuals overwhelmingly used communal norms and avoided using exchange norms when interacting with a potential close other; however, when a potential close other used communal norms, anxious individuals experienced increased interpersonal anxiety. Anxious individuals also used discrete communal behaviors to diagnose relationship potential. By contrast, secure individuals were more… CONTINUE READING

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