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 anxiety, and compassion and altruism.

Dr. Shaver conducts research in two principal areas: close relationships and emotions. In the close relationships area he has studied the application of Bowlby’s attachment theory to ...

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