According to psychologist John Bowlby, attachment can be defined as a lasting psychological connection between people. Researchers have identified a four major attachment styles that be observed early in life between children and their caregivers.
Did you know that your attachment style can influence your beliefs about relationships? Researchers Hazen and Shaver found that people who are securely attached typically believe that love is lasting, while those who have an avoidant attachment style describe love as rare and fleeting.
Studies have also shown that our earliest attachments can also have an influence on later adult relationships. Learn more in this overview of the different types of attachment styles.
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