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Adult Attachment Orientations and Relationship Processes


  • Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8686 (

School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, PO Box 167, Herzliya 46150, Israel (


In the present article we provide an overview of attachment theory as it has been adapted and tested in our research program. We then review attachment research by many investigators on a variety of topics likely to be of interest to family researchers: patterns of communication, management of conflict, provision of care and support to relationship partners and family members, family dynamics, and the emergence of attachment patterns within families

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