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Prototypes/attachment theory/Fraley/Shaver/Mikulincer: Fraley (2002)(1) constructed a dynamic mathematical model assuming that a stable prototype of infant attachment is carried through time, but with prototype-discrepant events and relationships tempering the prototype’s influence over time, and tested its goodness-of-fit with longitudinal data. He compared this model with the alternative ‘revisionist’ (continuous change) model, which did not assume the existence of an initial prototype that had a lasting influence. Fraley (2002(1), p. 135) concluded that ‘the prototype model provided the best fit to the data, indicating that a prototype-like process may contribute to attachment stability across the life course
1. Fraley, R. C. 2002. Attachment stability from infancy to adulthood: meta-analysis and dynamic modeling of developmental mechanisms, Personality and Social Psychology Review 6: 123–51
Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer, “Developmental, psychodynamic and optimal-functioning aspects”, in: Corr, Ph. J. & Matthews, G. (eds.) 2009. The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009