So far away from one's partner, yet so close to romantic alternatives: avoidant attachment, interest in alternatives, and infidelity.

@article{DeWall2011SoFA,
  title={So far away from one's partner, yet so close to romantic alternatives: avoidant attachment, interest in alternatives, and infidelity.},
  author={C. Nathan DeWall and Nathaniel M. Lambert and Erica B. Slotter and Richard S. Pond and Timothy Deckman and Eli J. Finkel and Laura B. Luchies and Frank D. Fincham},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={
          1302-16
        }
}
  • C. Nathan DeWall, Nathaniel M. Lambert, +5 authors Frank D. Fincham
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • Temptation pervades modern social life, including the temptation to engage in infidelity. The present investigation examines one factor that may put individuals at a greater risk of being unfaithful to their partner: dispositional avoidant attachment style. The authors hypothesize that avoidantly attached people may be less resistant to temptations for infidelity due to lower levels of commitment in romantic relationships. This hypothesis was confirmed in 8 studies. People with high, vs. low… CONTINUE READING

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