Psychology Video

Psychology Video

Published on 2 November 2022
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Transcript
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Why do you behave the way you do in your adult relationships?
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This may be analyzed through the theory of attachment initially proposed by psychoanalyst John Bowlby who observed the distinct reactions toddlers would have when they were separated from and eventually returned to their parents.
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This research evolved into the proposal that an adults abilility to form relationships was likely to be influenced by their upbringing as a child.
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Researchers Hazan and Shaver separated these attachment styles into three categories...
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Secure attachment, defined by the statement: "I find it relatively easy to get close to others and am comfortable depending on them and having them depend on me. I don’t worry about being abandoned or about someone getting too close to me."
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Avoidant Attachment defined by the self-statement:  "I am somewhat uncomfortable being close to others; I find it difficult to trust them completely, difficult to allow myself to depend on them. I am nervous when anyone gets too close, and often, others want me to be more intimate than I feel comfortable being."
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And lastly, anxious attachment,  defined by the self-statement:  "I find that others are reluctant to get as close as I would like. I often worry that my partner doesn’t really love me or won’t want to stay with me. I want to get very close to my partner, and this sometimes scares people away."
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So, why is this important?
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The relationship that you had with your caregivers as a child shaped your attachment style and thus, how you behave in relationships
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Credits: Created by Stephanie Garcia  Music by moovly Media by moovly
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Sources: Fraley, R. C. (n.d.). Attachment through the life course. Noba. Retrieved November 1, 2022, from https://nobaproject.com/textbooks/together-the-science-of-social-psychology/modules/attachment-through-the-life-course