Interpersonal Attraction Cont.docx - Interpersonal Attraction Cont’d Chapter 9 Attachment Styles and intimate relationships Bartholomew(1990 defined

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Interpersonal Attraction Cont’d: Chapter 9 Attachment Styles and intimate relationships: Bartholomew (1990) defined two types of avoidant attachment styles: - Fearful avoidant = avoiding close relationships because of mistrust and fears of being hurt - Dismissive avoidant = avoiding attachment because the person feels self-sufficient and not in need of close relationships Recent research: - People may have different attachment styles in different relationships - Genes contribute to a portion of the variability in attachment styles - People display different attachment styles with different people Attachment styles and their underlying dimensions: Preoccupied: negative view of self but positive view of others Dismissive: negative view of other people but positive view of self Fearful: negative view of self and negative view of others Secure: positive view of self and positive view of others
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Measuring attachment styles: In adults = measured in structured interview process. Depending on the response of their questions, they are then categorized. Maintaining Close Relationships: - Social Exchange Theories: o Suggests that how people feel about their relationship depends on: Their perception of the rewards and costs of the relationship Reward/cost ratio – there is a balance between: o The rewards that come from a relationship o The personal cost of maintaining the relationship The kind of relationship they deserve Comparison levels = people’s expectations about the level of rewards and punishments they deserve in a relationship Their chances of having a better relationship with someone else Comparison level for alternatives = people’s expectations about the level of rewards and punishments they would receive in an alternative relationship - Rusbult’s Investment Model
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  • Spring '19
  • A. Barnfield
  • partner, Interpersonal relationship

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