Love as Dependency, Attachment, Trust, and Honesty

This chapter discusses the experience and expression of dependency, attachment, trust, and honesty in love. In positive ways, these experiences create the feelings of security and comfort, yet, in case of violation of expectations makes people suffering. One topic, which is not covered in this chapter, is the experience of tolerance and acceptance. Although it seems the key for endurance of love relationship, yet cross-cultural studies have not investigated this topic so far.

The chapter reviews the variety of experiences and expressions of dependency, attachment, trust, and honesty in love, the methods and measures, which researchers employed to study those, and the results that they obtained in their studies. This chapter describes in detail (1) the research designs, (2) methods, (3) instruments and measures, (4) samples (including their location, sample size, and other details), and (5) the data and results of studies (including descriptive statistics, such as means and size of correlations).

The details of descriptive statistics help readers understand what the differences in the means for cultural samples are, what is the size of correlations, and other statistics. These details allow readers to make independent judgments about reliability and validity of results.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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