Childhood Correlations of Healthy Adult Relationships

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Monica Del Toro. (2012). The Influence of Parent-Child Attachment on Romantic Relationships.
Toro focuses on the significance of the relationship between parent and child and how parent styles are important in the developments of future romantic relationships. The author emphasizes to the general audience the importance of understanding parent-child attachments and the influences it has on potential future relationships because it demonstrates how significant a parents role is in influencing the welfare in their children’s future relationships. Toro attempts to convince that by understanding the importance of parent-child attachments and its influences, the knowledge gained could be used to counseling settings. A study is performed to demonstrate there is a correlation between the two and the absence of attachment anxiety. Within this study, author assumes that there is a relationship between parenting styles and parent-child attachment, it was predicted that when a child is raised with a healthy parenting style and a secure parent-child attachment, attachment anxiety would be absent within a relationship. Evidence, when study performed, clearly supported that secure parenting styles and authoritative parenting styles did account for an absence of attachment anxiety within a relationship. However, study performed was limited in having a variety of culture; attachment varies in each culture and due to this, study may have a limiting result and may not apply to a general population.

Collins, N.L., & Read, S.J. (1990). Adult attachment, working models, and relationship quality in dating couples. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58, 644-663.
Collins and Read primary focus was to examine...

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...ors throughout the study. The authors aim to convince the general audience that there is a connection between the attachment theory and adult romantic relationships that should be considered throughout other studies and research. In the study, there were no sex differences obtained in three attachment styles, nor in the background questions; authors assume that conditions are generally the same between both sexes. While the data supports the position, attachment styles correlate with adult love relationships, the different conditions of both sexes are not considered within this study which affects the reliability of this data and what it supports. Additionally, the studies data was immensely accumulated from questionnaires, biased results could have been created based off the questions that were asked or the current situation or mood the subjects were experiencing.

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