Personality and attachment to romantic partners

Marušić, Iris and Kamenov, Željka and Jelić, Margareta (2006) Personality and attachment to romantic partners. Review of psychology, 13 (1). pp. 9-18. ISSN 1330-6812 (Print), 1849-0905 (Online)

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Since Hazan and Shaver formulated their theory of adult romantic attachment in the late 1980's (Hazan & Shaver, 1987), attachment theory has become one of the principal theoretical frameworks for the study of intimate relationships in adulthood. It conceptualizes romantic love, or couple bonding, as an attachment process that reflects the same kinds of individual differences as infant-parent attachment. However, this idea is not a new one. Although attachment theory (Bowlby, 1969) was originally designed to explain the emotional bond between infants and their caregivers, Bowlby (1979) believed that attachment is an important component of human experience “from the cradle to the grave” (p. 129) and that attachment relationships play a powerful role in adults’ emotional life.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Language: English.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality, attachment, romantic partners
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Karolina
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 13:57
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 09:11

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