Attachment Styles of Adults Are Similar To Those Of Children
In 1987 psychologists Cindy Hazen and Philip Shaver made the first attempt to identify three patterns of attachment in adult romantic relationships, projecting from the patterns described by Ainsworth for infants. They used questionnaires to identify relationship security and the ways individuals rely on their partner as a a kind of secure base, while at the same time maintaining confidence and independence as individuals . . .