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temperament

an individual's behavioral style and characteristic emotional responses
-easy/difficult
-inhibition
-ability to control emotions

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attachment

romantic partners fulfill similar needs as parents

3

developmental cascade model

connections across domains over time that influence developmental pathways and outcomes

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secure attachment

adults who have positive views of relationships, find it easy to get close to others, and are not overly concerned or stressed out about their romantic relationships

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avoidant attachment style

adults who are hesitant about getting involved in romantic relationships and once in a relationship tend to distance themselves from their partner

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anxious attachment style

an attachment style that describes adults who demand closeness, are less trusting, and are more emotional, jealous, and possessive

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consensual validation

an explanation of why individuals are attracted to people who are similar to them; our own attitudes and beliefs are supported and validated when someone else's attitudes and behavior are similar to our own

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Erikson's early adulthood stage

intimacy versus isolation – developing a close, healthy relationship with someone or becoming isolated

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matching hypothesis

states that although we prefer a more attractive person in the abstract, in the real world we end up choosing someone who is close to our own level of attractiveness

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romantic love

also called passionate love, or eros; has strong sexual and infatuation components and often predominates early in a love relationship

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affectionate love

in this type of love, also called companionate love, an individual desires to have the other person near and has a deep, caring affection for the other person

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cohabitation

living together in a sexual relationship without being married