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Adult Attachment, Individual Differences

  • By: Kim Bartholomew
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

John Bowlby, the originator of Attachment Theory, proposed that humans have a biologically based inclination to form strong emotional bonds with others, called attachment bonds. From infancy through adulthood, these close attachment relationships provide ...

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