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Secure and Insecure Strategies references

People with Secure strategies function better overall. These two studies represent a small fraction of those that catalog differences in life-functioning skills between people who manage relationships with Insecure and Secure attachment strategies. See these works and also visit for a greatly extended set of situations and references.

  • Mikulincer, M., and Shaver, P. R. “The Attachment Behavioral System in Adulthood: Activation, Psychodynamics, and Interpersonal Processes. in M. P. Zanna, ed., Advances in Experimental Social Psychology 35, New York: Academic Press, 2003: 53-152.
  • Mikulincer, M., and Shaver, P. R. Attachment in Adulthood: Structure, Dynamics and Change. New York: Guilford Press, 2007.