Adult Attachment Lab. The objective of our lab is to advance current understanding of adult attachment dynamics. Currently, research in the Adult Attachment Lab is focused on understanding the conscious and unconscious dynamics of the attachment behavioral system and associations between adult attachment style and other psychological constructs such as self-esteem, personality traits, death. Please see Crowell, Fraley, and Shaver (1999) for a more complete summary of current measurement issues in the field of adult attachment research and Fraley and Shaver (2000) for an overview of the concept of adult attachment used by members of Fraley and Shaver's laboratories. References.
Attachment styles among young adults: A test of a four-category model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61, 226-244. Description of Measure: This is a 4-item questionnaire designed to measure adult attachment style. The RQ extends the original attachment Three-Category Meas ure (Hazan & Shaver, 1987) by rewording the. Children and caregivers remained the primary focus of attachment theory for many years. Then, in the 1980s, Sue Johnson began using attachment theory in adult therapy, and then Cindy Hazan and Phillip Shaver furthered research in attachment theory on adult relationships.
Dr. Shaver studies the application of Bowlby’s attachment theory to research on loneliness and adult romantic love. Currently, he is extending this work to the study of attachment-style differences in defenses or coping strategies, sexual motivation and behavior, and compassion and altruism. ADULT ATTACHMENT: DEVELOPMENTS, CONTROVERSIES, AND QUESTIONS P. 1 ADULT ROMANTIC ATTACHMENT: THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENTS, EMERGING CONTROVERSIES, AND UNANSWERED QUESTIONS R. Chris Fraley and Phillip R. Shaver Abstract We review the theory of romantic, or pair-bond, attachment as it was originally formulated by Hazan and Shaver in.