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Security in Relationships

  • By: John G. Holmes & Joanna E. Anderson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

From mothers to mentors, friends to lovers, people have a fundamental need to believe that their significant others will be responsive in times of need. According to John Bowlby, the father of Attachment Theory, the result of this belief, when ...

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