influence of childhood relationships on adult relationships

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  • influence of childhood relationships on adult relationships
    • According Shaver et al 3 behavioural systems from child hood affect adult relationships attachment system type, caregiving system, sexuality system,
      • attachment type later attachments continuation of early attachment typessecure/ insecure behaviour primary caregiver creates internal working model > infant expect the same in adult relationships
      • caregiving system knowledge about how to care for others, modelling behaviour primary care giver
      • sexuality system early attachment avoidant attachment avoid social interaction and intimacy> expect sex without love = pleasureable
    • childhood abuse on later relationships
      • springer et al individuals childhood physical abuse increased rates odf depression, anger, anxiety cf non abused individuals
        • sexual and physical abuse > Fisler et al > disorganised attachments , difficulty in regulating emotions These children are described as displaying dazed behavior, sometimes seeming either confused or apprehensive in the presence of a caregiver.
        • sexual abuse > difficulties forming healthy relationships
    • Interaction with peers childhood friendships Qualter children develop a sense of value thro interactions with others> determines how approach adult relationships. Nangle et al having a friend to confide in> promotes sense of trust, acceptance, important later relationships
    • interaction with peers
      • Interaction with peers childhood friendships Qualter children develop a sense of value thro interactions with others> determines how approach adult relationships. Nangle et al having a friend to confide in> promotes sense of trust, acceptance, important later relationships
      • adolescent relationships redirect intense interpersonal energy away from parents> romantic partner> different cf to with parents = emotional physical intimacy Marsden some dating good, too much maladaptive

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