Your love lifts me higher! The energizing quality of secure relationships

Luke, Michelle A, Sedikides, Constantine and Carnelley, Kathy (2012) Your love lifts me higher! The energizing quality of secure relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38 (6). pp. 721-733. ISSN 0146-1672

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Abstract

Three studies tested and confirmed the hypothesis that secure attachment relationships lead to feelings of security and energy, as well as willingness to explore. In Study 1, priming a secure attachment relationship increased felt security and energy. In Studies 2 and 3, felt energy mediated the effect of (primed) secure attachment relationships on willingness to explore. In Study 3, the effect of (primed) secure attachment relationships on felt energy and willingness to explore was independent of general positive affect. Secure attachments energize partners, thus enabling exploration.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ0801 Man-woman relationships. Courtship. Dating
Depositing User: Michele Luke
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 15:16
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 15:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/40984
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