The Generalization of Attachment Representations to New Social Situations: Predicting Behavior during Initial Interactions with Strangers

dc.contributor.authorFeeney, Brooke C.
dc.contributor.authorCassidy, Jude
dc.contributor.authorRamos-Marcuse, Fatima
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-08T16:37:35Z
dc.date.available2022-03-08T16:37:35Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.description©American Psychological Association, 2008. This paper is not the copy of record and may not exactly replicate the authoritative document published in the APA journal. The final article is available, upon publication, at: https://doi.org/10.1037/a0012635 .en_US
dc.description.abstractThe idea that attachment representations are generalized to new social situations and guide behavior with unfamiliar others is central to attachment theory. However, research regarding this important theoretical postulate has been lacking in adolescence and adulthood, as most research has focused on establishing the influence of attachment representations on close relationship dynamics. Thus, the goal of this investigation was to examine the extent to which attachment representations are predictive of adolescents' initial behavior when meeting and interacting with new peers. High school adolescents (N = 135) participated with unfamiliar peers from another school in 2 social support interactions that were videotaped and coded by independent observers. Results indicated that attachment representations (assessed through interview and self-report measures) were predictive of behaviors exhibited during the discussions. Theoretical implications of the results and contributions to the existing literature are discussed. (APA PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1037/a0012635
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/7pno-djrn
dc.identifier.citationFeeney, B. C., Cassidy, J., & Ramos-Marcuse, F. (2008). The generalization of attachment representations to new social situations: Predicting behavior during initial interactions with strangers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95(6), 1481–1498.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/28535
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtCollege of Behavioral & Social Sciencesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtPsychologyen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)en_us
dc.titleThe Generalization of Attachment Representations to New Social Situations: Predicting Behavior during Initial Interactions with Strangersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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