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Lecture 6 PSY220 Attraction & Relationships (2013) WHITE

Achment styles or working models of rela0onships

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Unformatted text preview: s our ini0al interest in someone? •  Close rela3onships: Do we need them (yes!) and why? Close Rela3onships A.achment bonds among family, friends, or roman0c partners that 0e together two or more people over an extended period of 0me Why Should You Care? •  Rela0onships à༎ Physical health –  Less likely to get sick and live longer –  As important as smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, and low physical ac0vity •  Rela0onships à༎ Psychological well- being (“happiness”) •  Compared to unhappy people, the happiest people were highly social and had stronger roman0c and other social rela0onships As important as the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe Harlow (1959) •  Baby rhesus monkeys were raised without contact with other rhesus monkeys •  In their cage, they could choose from two different types of “mothers” –  A cloth monkey –  A wire contrap0on that could give milk Need to Belong •  There is an evolu'onary basis for rela0onships. •  Need to belong is universal. •  Our desire for belong should be sa'able. •  If unmet, we will suffer profound nega've consequences. A1achment Theory (John Bowlby) •  Babies are vulnerable, and they survive by developing a.achment to caregivers •  Children rely on parents...
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