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Unformatted text preview: reaching for and pulling away from the caregiver at the same time are shown. This is sometimes related to the inherent conflict between the attachment object being both the cause of distress and the infant's only potential source of comfort from distress. The early relationship with the attachment object causes an infant to form internal working models for relationships that will influence interpersonal relationships on through their adult life. These working models consist of structures that represent and define each individual's own perception of self and others and contribute to the internal processes that define each one's selective experience of the outside world. These working models are believed to operate unconsciously....
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- Spring '10
- Psychology, Interpersonal relationship, caregiver, avoidant attachment style, Patricia Miller