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attachment

global orientation towards relationships

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relational schema

set of beliefs, attitudes, and expectations regarding ourselfs, others, relationships in general

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attachment theory

infants form close bonds with caregivers because it promotes proximity and sense of security

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how has the innate attachment system evolved

people are motivated to stay safe/close

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childhood experiences create an internal working model of self and others which

influence personality development and social bx

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in response to stressful situations, attachment system can

direct our response

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secure babies

caregivers are responsive, sensitive to expressions of need

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anxious/ambivalent babies

caregivers don't always detect when child is in need - inconsistently responsive

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avoidant babies

emotionall unavailable/rejecting caregivers

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difference between adult-adult attachment and infant-caregiver attachment

adult-adult can be a sexual system, symmetry (undefined roles between the two adults), security can exist without physical contact

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low anxiety of self, low avoidance of others

secure type secure self, comfotable with intimacy and autonomy

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high anxiety of self, low avoidance of others

preoccupied type - preoccupied with relationships (ruminates), overly seeks intimacy, jealous, clingy

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low anxiety of self, high avoidance of others

dismissing type - secure self, not trusting, distance themselves,casual sex, break-ups

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high anxiety of self, high avoidance of others

fearful type - preoccupied with relationships, not trusting, fearful of and avoids intimacy, break-ups

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anxiety of self

how afraid are you of abandonment?

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avoidance of others

how comfortable are you with relying on others?

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why attachment matters - avoidance

less provision to partners, less intimate sex, more casual sex, more partners, emotional/physical infidelity

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why attachment matters - anxiety

controlling caregiving, sex to avoid rejection, preceives partners as inattentive, commitment problems, overperceive conflict in relationships

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how we are treated as a child predicts our adult relationship behavior/quality study

examined style of caregiver relationship at 18mo then attachment style at 22yo

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more sensitive, less controlling mothers led to

less avoidant, less anxious attachment

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attachment security

more commitment, trust ,intimacy; less conflict, jealousy, negative emotion

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attachment styles can be self-perpetuating, but can

differ by relationship and change with relationship experiences

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sternbergs triangular theory of love

intimacy to commitment - companionate love
commitment to passion - fatuous love
passion to intimacy - romantic love
consumate love in the center

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only intimacy

liking

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only commitment

cognitive decision to be in the relationship (empty love)

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only pasion

infatuation

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passionate love

swift onset, short duration, idealization of beloved, intense emotions, sexual desire

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romantic love

limited life span 18-30 years

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when relationships last, what love plays huge role

companionate love

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how do fun arousing activities help relationships

avoid habituation (see partner in new light) and expand the self (thinks of themself differently)

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Rusbult's investment modeal

commitment is a much more important factors than satisfaciton with determining why relationships last

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rusbults investment model - what goes into commitment

satisfaction with relationship, level of investment, and quality of alternatives

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why do people saty in dangerous relationships

investments (kids), and poor alternatives (can't support themself)