Attachment theory is a theory of affect regulation as it occurs in the context of close relationships.
Early research focused on regulation of emotions through maintenance of proximity to supportive
others (attachment figures) in times of need. Recently, emphasis has shifted to the regulation of
emotion, and the benefits of such regulation for exploration and learning, via the activation of mental
representations of ...
Mario Mikulincer, Phillip R. Shaver, and Eldad Rom
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel
University of California, Davis, California, USA
The College of Management, Rishon LeZion, Israel
Keywords: Attachment; Attachment anxiety; Security priming; Creative problem solving.