Attachment_theory_model

Attachment_theory_model - • Denial of attachment •...

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Four-category Approach to Attachment Model of Self (dependence) Positive – as a child the self that is seen as worthy of love and attention Model of Self (dependence) Negative – as a child the self is seen as unworthy Model of Other (avoidance) Positive – parental figures & others are seen as available and caring Secure Comfortable with intimacy and autonomy Preoccupied Preoccupied Ambivalent Overly dependent Preoccupied groups…comfort with closeness is related to working models of others. Preoccupied and fearful groups report greater anxiety over relationships than secure and dismissing groups…related to models of self. Model of Other (avoidance) Negative – parental figures & others are seen as unreliable or rejecting Dismissing
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Unformatted text preview: • Denial of attachment • Dismissing • Counter dependent • Emphasize achievement and self-reliance, maintaining self worth at the expense of intimacy • Dismissing and fearful groups report less comfort with closeness than the secure and • Dismissing individuals involve excessive coldness. Fearful • Fear of attachment • Avoidant • Socially avoidant, desire intimacy but distrust others, avoid close involvements which may lead to loss or rejection, discomfort with closeness • Fearful - interpersonal problems involve social insecurity and lack of assertiveness • Fearful – reported less confidence in self and others and more discomfort with closeness, need for approval, and preoccupations with relationships as compared with dismissing ones...
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