Physical attraction attachment styles and dating development
Consistent with all hypotheses, secure individuals prefer similarly secure partners.Discrepancies are found, however, regarding insecure individ- uals' preferences.Our style of attachment affects everything from our partner selection to how well our relationships progress to, sadly, how they end.However, when there is an anxious or avoidant attachment pattern, and a person picks a partner who fits with that maladaptive pattern, he or she will most likely be choosing someone who isn’t the ideal choice to make him or her happy.Dr Watts said: It's pretty much guaranteed parents will think their child is spending too much time online or on smartphones.The key thing is to talk to other parents at the school gates, or similar, to find out if a child is more preoccupied than their mates.'If there is a real difference, you need to speak to your child not just about cybersafety, but about what is so preoccupying, what might be addictive within it, and what this addiction might help them avoid in the real world' More than half of parents worry about their children's use of technology.For example, the person with a working model of anxious/preoccupied attachment feels that, in order to get close to someone and have your needs met, you need to be with your partner all the time and get reassurance.Tablets and phones have replaced the TV as a way of pacifying children and keeping them entertained - recent figures, for example, have revealed that one in three toddlers use a gadget before they can even talk.
Through a half-block quasi-experimental design, a large sample of young adults (i.e.Tablets and phones have replaced the TV as a way of keeping children entertained, yet these devices could be damaging to a child's health potentially leading to technology addiction.Psychiatrist Dr Richard Graham has told Mail Online how technology addiction can affect a child's behaviour, and the importance of 'digital detox' 'When people feel an uncomfortable sense of withdrawal when not online, we know that the relationship with technology is not being managed properly,' said Dr Graham from the Capio Nightingale Hospital, a mental health hospital based in central London.'Yet when electronic devices start to have more influence over behaviour than anyone else or anything else, when children become very distressed when technology is removed from them, that is the moment when really you need to start changing things,' continued Dr Graham.In this literature review we explore inconsistencies in studies relating self-reported adult attachment to romantic partner preference.Such studies have tested one of three hypotheses: that individuals prefer partners with a similar attachment style, a complementary attachment style, or the attachment style most likely to offer attachment security.
The intrinsic interest in these fields by most people is shared by social psychologists, and attachment, attraction, and love relationships constitute one of the most prolific areas of investigation in social psychology.