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

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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 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.

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Luke, Michelle Anne, Sedikides, Constantine and Carnelley, Katherine B. (2012) Your love lifts me higher! The energizing quality of secure relationships Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, (6), pp. 721-733. (doi:10.1177/0146167211436117). (PMID:22378830).

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e-pub ahead of print date: 29 February 2012
Published date: June 2012
Keywords: relationships, attachment, security, energy, exploration
Organisations: Southampton Business School

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Local EPrints ID: 204753
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/204753
ISSN: 0146-1672
PURE UUID: f0074d7a-ab26-423c-8df2-e66df046c8d6

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Date deposited: 29 Nov 2011 15:37
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:05

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