Individuals scoring high in anxiety attachment would be characterized by an excessive preoccupation and fear of being abandoned by their partner. Frontiers | Avoidant Attachment, Withdrawal-Aggression Conflict Pattern, and Relationship Satisfaction: A Mediational Dyadic Model (!po=14.7059

Excessive Reassurance Seeking

Definitions Excessive reassurance seeking (ERS) behavior is defined as “the relatively stable tendency to excessively and persistently seek assurances from others that one is lovable and worthy, regardless of whether such assurance has already been provided” (Joiner, Metalsky, Katz, & Beach, 1999, p. 270). Ideas DEPRESSED SEEK REASSURANCE BUT DOUBT WHAT THEY RECEIVE: Coyne (1976)… Continue reading Excessive Reassurance Seeking

Trust and Jealousy

Trust that one’s partner has their best interests at heart is one of the most important and highly valued qualities in romantic relationships, predicting many positive individual and relational outcomes. The Price of Distrust: Trust, Anxious Attachment, Jealousy, and Partner Abuse This page is still under construction Definitions Themes of Romantic Jealousy Ideas Resources

Attachment Compatibility

Previous research in relationship satisfactionhas indicated that when one member of the couple hashigh avoidant attachment and another has high anxiousattachment, the relationship may be difficult to maintain Bibliography Dimensions of Adult Attachment, Affect Regulation, and Romantic Relationship Functioning. Brennan, K. A., Shaver, P. R. (study examines avoidant and anxious attachment somewhere)

Sexual Desire Discrepancy

Issues regarding sexual desire are among the most commonlyreported complaints among couples.” Sexual Desire Discrepancy: A Position Statement of the EuropeanSociety for Sexual Medicine This page is still under construction Definitions Sexual desire is the (subjective) experience of being attracted to or pushed towards objects or behaviors with potential rewarding effects. 9 Sexual desire discrepancy… Continue reading Sexual Desire Discrepancy

Criticism of Attachment Theory

Which flaws in Bowlby’s and Ainsworth’s empirical,conceptual, and theoretical work have attachment scholars acknowledged and decided to reject or to modify? And, what is attachment theory today? Vicedo, Marga. (2018). On the history, present, and future of attachment theory. Reply to Robbie Duschinsky, Marinus van IJzendoorn, Sarah Foster, Sophie Reijman & Francesca Lionetti ‘attachment histories… Continue reading Criticism of Attachment Theory

Feminism and Attachment Theory

[In the 1950s], Bowlby argued that a young child needs their mother ‘as an ever-present companion’, providing ‘the provision of constant attention night and day, seven days a week, and 365 days in the year’. What he hoped to get across, above all, was that young children should have someone they feel confident turning to… Continue reading Feminism and Attachment Theory

Glossary of terms and definitions

There is a way in which communication between research groups, and communication with the wider public, has been hindered by confusion about the meaning of concepts…. Part of the appeal of attachment research lies in its central reference to experience-near metaphors and terms such as ‘attachment’, ‘mother’, ‘security’, ‘sensitivity’, ‘disorganization’, ‘coherence’, ‘anxiety’, ‘dissociation’, and ‘trauma’”.… Continue reading Glossary of terms and definitions

History of Attachment Theory

so long as our history is hidden from us, so long as we hide our history from ourselves, we are very likely to see the present and future in the terms of the past John Bowlby (1989) Attachment and Loss: Continuing Education Seminars. 1915 Sigmund Freud presents Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis at University of Vienna,… Continue reading History of Attachment Theory