Close Relationships Case Study

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1. Caron, A., Lafontaine, M., Bureau, J., Levesque, C., & Johnson, S. M. (2012). Comparisons of close relationships: An evaluation of relationship quality and patterns of attachment to parents, friends, and romantic partners in young adults. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, 44(4), 245-256. doi:10.1037/a002801 Overview: Study of the two attachment theories; personality-trait and context-specific variable to assist which attachment model holds more weight in three types of interpersonal relationships regarding participants and their parents along with friendships and romantic relationships among two individuals. Assessment - Trait like model represents one factor, meaning that each relationship will display the same attachment…show more content…
- Same measure was used to question the participants (self-reports) - Careful with generalizing these data because it comes from European background and families are nuclear no step children were involved along with no same-sex partners Reported results & conclusion - There is a pattern of emotions throughout the three interpersonal relationships examined in the study - Gender also played a great component in which girls who experienced conflict in primary relationships rated higher ER than boys who experienced interpersonal conflicts in relationships. - By addressing interpersonal conflict in the parental relationship, this may help reduce the ER and facilitate other relationships (Cooks, p. 346, 2013) 4. Berscheid, E., Snyder, M., & Omoto, A. M. (1989). The Relationship Closeness Inventory: Assessing the closeness of interpersonal relationships. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 57(5), 792-807.…show more content…
Each principle was assessed differently and findings revealed interesting balances between duration, frequency and strength of a relationship. A Clear Scholarly Definition: "Kelley et al, (1983) emphasizes that interdependence that exists between relationship partners as evidence of their day-to-day activities, and thus stress assessment of the properties of the interaction of the two people" (Berscheid, p.792,
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