Attachment Theory Implied That The Quality Of Infancy Attachment Patterns

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Attachment theory implied that the quality of infancy attachment patterns is consistent and continue to influence later development in relationship experiences. The first major article of Roisman et al. (2005) supported this statement, by investigating the correlation between participants’ infancy attachment and their behaviour in current romantic relationships. Data was drawn from a longitudinal cohort, where participants’ initial relationships were assessed in the infancy of 12 months by Strange Situations (Roisman et al, 2005). While most clients are Caucasians, some have mixed racial backgrounds such as African Americans. At the age of 20, 73 heterosexual couples who were in ongoing relationships of four months or longer were to complete a romantic relationship assessment along with their partners. Self-report measures of their perceptions and interactions with their romantic partners were measured (Roisman et al, 2005).
According to Roisman et al., it was evident that the security of attachments attained from Strange Situation was predictive of observed romantic qualities (Roisman et al, 2005). It was found that the adults in the secure attachment group encountered a higher quality of romantic relationship than the insecure groups, producing coherent discourses regarding their relationships (Roisman et al, 2005). Therefore, the article defended the hypothesis on the stability of attachments. This is because the results implied that a secure infancy attachment not only…
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