Relationship influences on exploration in adulthood: the characteristics and function of a secure base.

@article{Feeney2010RelationshipIO,
  title={Relationship influences on exploration in adulthood: the characteristics and function of a secure base.},
  author={Brooke C. Feeney and Roxanne L. Thrush},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={57-76}
}
This investigation advances theory and research regarding relationship influences on exploration in adulthood. This is accomplished by (a) identifying important characteristics of a secure base, (b) examining the influence of the presence or absence of these characteristics on exploration behavior in adulthood, and (c) identifying individual-difference factors that are predictive of the provision and receipt of secure base support. In 2 sessions, married couples (N = 167) provided reports of… CONTINUE READING

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