Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0487

Sylke Andreas

  • Review Article
    A Systematic Review on the Association between Adult Attachment and Interpersonal Problems
    Author(s): Markus C Hayden, Pia K Müllauer and Sylke AndreasMarkus C Hayden, Pia K Müllauer and Sylke Andreas

    Objective: The aim of our study was to identify characteristic associations between adult attachment and interpersonal problems, to enhance the understanding of human behavior in close interpersonal relationships. Method: We conducted a systematic review of the scientific literature of the past 15 years. We focused on studies that link the two concepts via correlation. 17 articles fulfilled inclusion criteria and were systematically analyzed. Results: Strong associations were detected between interpersonal distress and both attachment anxiety and avoidance. Furthermore, studies revealed a trend towards associations between friendly-submissive behavior and attachment anxiety, as well as between hostile-dominant interpersonal problems and attachment avoidance. Conclusion: Our findings clearly suggest associations between adult attachment and interpersonal problems and enhance the kno.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0487.1000296

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