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Unformatted text preview: Transference and Attachment: How Social Partners Influence Relationship Development in Emerging Adulthood The topic of this article was about parental attachment in childhood and how it affected later relationships in adulthood. During the period of the emerging adult, their emotional focus shifts from parents to friend and romantic partners ( Ahmed, T., & Brumbaugh, C. (2011).) . A two-part study was conducted to examine how the transference of internal working models of parental and friend relationships operate in emerging adults. In the first session ninety participants completed a variety of attachment, relationship satisfaction, and emerging adulthood examinations and wrote ten sentences describing their closet parent and best friend in detail. In the second session, researchers used information from the first session and made two targets; one friend, one parent; that were similar to the participants’ description. After two weeks, researchers measured the participant’s level of participants’ description....
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2012 for the course HUM 111 111 taught by Professor Nazaire during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '11