Influence of childhood on romantic relationships

1. What did Erwin find?

  • How adult relationships are aproached is based on an internalised self-value from interactions with peers as a child
  • Girls showed more imitate relationships and reported more care and trust in relationships than boys
  • Girls took part in more cooperative and sharing activities whereas boys took part in more competitive activities
  • There's no gender differences in childhood friendships
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2. What is the continuity hypothesis?

  • Belief that romantic relationships are continuations of childhood attachment
  • The type of romantic relationships an individual has is based upon the temperament of the individual
  • Expectations of romantic relationships which we learn from our first attachment

3. What did Alpert et al find?

  • Those who were abused during childhood had a sense of isolation from others and damaged ability to trust others
  • Those who were isolated and distanced themselves from others had difficulty forming healthy romantic relationships
  • Childhood doesn't u;i,lately steersmen romantic relationships in the future

4. Who said that a childhood didn't ultimately determine an individual's future romantic relationships?

  • KirkPatrick and Hazen
  • Simpson et al.
  • Kagan
  • Alpert et al.

5. Describe the resurrection process of a breakdown of a relationship

  • Individual grows and learns from this relationship to go onto future relationship
  • Our attachment type changes throughout our life depending on past and present relationships
  • Expectations of romantic relationships which we learn from our first attachment


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