Poster or Presentation Title

The Effects of Attachment Style on Self-Disclosure in a Conflict Situation

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Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

Psychology

Abstract

A person’s attachment style dictates how a person generally acts in their everyday life. How a person interacts with others, how they form relationships, and how they view others is all determined by their attachment style. The successfulness of a relationship is usually determined by having high feelings of satisfaction, trust, and intimacy. Transgressions in the relationship can have a negative impact on these feelings. This study was researching how a conflict situation can alter feelings of trust, satisfaction and intimacy with regards to self-discloser. The main hypothesis of the study was that attachment style would have a direct influence on how much one would self-disclose during a conflict situation. The study hopes to find that those who are securely attached were more likely to self-disclose to their romantic partners and those who are insecurely attached were less likely to self-disclose to their romantic partner. Feelings of trust, intimacy and satisfaction will increase the more one self-discloses during the transgression The results hope to suggest that how an individual acts in a relationship is predetermined by their attachment style. The more one speaks up during the transgression, will result in the transgression being properly handled and resolved.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Virginia Cylke

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The Effects of Attachment Style on Self-Disclosure in a Conflict Situation

A person’s attachment style dictates how a person generally acts in their everyday life. How a person interacts with others, how they form relationships, and how they view others is all determined by their attachment style. The successfulness of a relationship is usually determined by having high feelings of satisfaction, trust, and intimacy. Transgressions in the relationship can have a negative impact on these feelings. This study was researching how a conflict situation can alter feelings of trust, satisfaction and intimacy with regards to self-discloser. The main hypothesis of the study was that attachment style would have a direct influence on how much one would self-disclose during a conflict situation. The study hopes to find that those who are securely attached were more likely to self-disclose to their romantic partners and those who are insecurely attached were less likely to self-disclose to their romantic partner. Feelings of trust, intimacy and satisfaction will increase the more one self-discloses during the transgression The results hope to suggest that how an individual acts in a relationship is predetermined by their attachment style. The more one speaks up during the transgression, will result in the transgression being properly handled and resolved.