Love and attachment | Psychology homework help

Write a 3–4-page assessment in which you examine possible connections between adult attachment styles and the types of love that adults develop.

Theories and research about attachment and love can be applied to both one’s personal and professional life.

Suggested Resources

The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.

Library Resources

The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course. Note: Some of the articles listed are fairly old and are included here because they are considered seminal works in the field.

  • Abele, A. E., & Brack, S. (2013). . Social Psychology44(2), 84–94.
  • Anderson, S. L., Adams, G., & Plaut, V. C. (2008). . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95(2), 352–368.
  • Ayduk, O., Mendoza-Denton, R., Mischel, W., Downey, G., Peake, P. K., & Rodriguez, M. (2000). . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology79(5), 776–792.
  • Eastwick, P. W., & Hunt, L. L. (2014). . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology106(5), 728–751.
  • Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2008). . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology95(3), 628–647.
  • Feeney, J. A., & Noller, P. (1990). . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology58(2), 281–291.
  • Oswald, R. (2002). . Journal of Family Psychology16(4), 428–436.

Assessment Instructions

Look in the Capella library for research articles on the topic of attachment styles in adulthood, theories of love, and the relationship between attachment styles and types of love. Consider whether there is a connection between adult attachment styles and the types of love adults develop. In your assessment, include the following:

  • Examine the relationship between Sternberg’s triangular theory of love and types of adult attachment as described by Baumeister and Bushman (see the Context for this assessment).
    • Are specific types of attachment related to specific types of love?
    • Does research support a connection between type of adult attachment and type of adult love?
  • Explain how a psychology professional can use the research on attachment styles and types of love to help people prepare for success in couple relationships.

Your submitted assessment should be 3–4 pages in length, excluding title page and reference page. Be sure to follow APA guidelines for format and style.

Additional Requirements
  • Include a title page and reference page.
  • At least three current scholarly or professional resources.
  • APA format.
  • Times New Roman font, 12 point.
  • Double spaced.

Love and Attachment Scoring Guide

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Examine the relationship between adult attachment styles and types of adult love.

 

 

Does not describe the relationship between adult attachment styles and types of adult love.  Describes the relationship between adult attachment styles and types of adult love.  Examines the relationship between adult attachment styles and types of adult love.  Examines the relationship between adult attachment styles and types of adult love; supports analysis with examples from case studies or real life. 
Explain how research on love and attachment can be used to help individuals in a professional setting.

 

 

Does not explain how research on love and attachment can be used to help individuals in a professional setting.  Explains how research on love and attachment can be used to help individuals but is unclear how to use it in a professional setting.  Explains how research on love and attachment can be used to help individuals in a professional setting.  Explains how research on love and attachment can be used to help individuals in a professional setting and includes strategies a psychology professional might use. 
Use valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of social psychology.

 

 

Does not use valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of social psychology.  Uses research resources that are not valid, scholarly, or relevant to the field social psychology such as Wikipedia or About.com.  Uses valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of social psychology.  Uses valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of social psychology and establishes the credibility of the research. 
Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.

 

 

Writing does not support a central idea. Does not use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.  Writing supports an idea but is inconsistent and contains major errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics.  Writing coherently supports a central idea with few errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics.  Writing is coherent, using evidence to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional. 
Use APA format and style.

 

 

Does not use APA format and style.  Uses APA format and style but inconsistently and with errors.  Uses APA format and style consistently and with few errors.  Uses correct APA format and style consistently and with no errors.
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