Assignment: Attachment Style and Relationships
Robert Sternberg created his triangular theory of love based on three dimensions: passion,
intimacy, and commitment. The degree to which a relationship demonstrates these three
dimensions determines the type of love relationship. People begin love relationships with
those who care for them as children. These early relationships can have a great impact on
their adult relationships.
· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
· Write a 350- to 700-word response summarizing the three dimensions of love and how
they interrelate to identify a specific type of love relationship.
· Review the First Attachment exercise on pp. 22 and 23.
· Write a 700- to 1,050-word response explaining how you believe an individual’s
attachment style can affect the types of love relationships he or she has.
Robert Sternberg’s Triangular
Theory of Love
In 1986, a psychologist R