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Developing & Maintaining Relationships

Developing & Maintaining Relationships

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    • Developing and Maintaining Relationships
    •  Explain key aspects of interpersonal relationships Understand how and why we form relationships Understand that every relationship has advantages and disadvantages
    •  Consider how people in relationships choose to divulge or withhold personal information Outline the predictable stages of most relationships
    • Theinterconnectionsandinterdependencebetween twoindividuals
    • The exchange of verbal andnonverbal messages betweentwo people who have arelationship and areinfluenced by their partner’smessages
    • A web ofrelationships thatconnect individualsto one another
    •  FamilySmall social group bound by ties of blood, civil contract, and a commitment to care for one another
    •  Friendship ◦ Close and caring relationship between two people ◦ Perceived as mutually satisfying and beneficial
    •  Romantic Relationships ◦ Love ◦ Intimacy
    •  Online Relationships ◦ Virtual relationships ◦ Hyperpersonal communication
    •  Companionship Stimulation Achieving goals Proximity Physical attraction Similarity
    •  Costs and rewards ◦ Social exchange of costs and benefits ◦ Rewards  Extrinsic  Instrumental  Intrinsic ◦ Costs
    •  Reducing Uncertainty ◦ Uncertainty reduction theory ◦ Monitoring ◦ Proactive Strategies ◦ Indirect Strategies
    •  Dialectical Tensions ◦ Relational dialectics theory ◦ Autonomy vs. Connection ◦ Openness vs. Closedness ◦ Predictability vs. Novelty
    •  Social Penetration Theory (SPT) How relationships move from superficial levels to levels of intimacy
    •  Communication Privacy Management Theory (CPM) ◦ We own private information ◦ We control that information
    •  Strategic Topic Avoidance ◦ Maneuvering the conversation away from undesirable topics
    •  Initiating Stage ◦ Make contact with another ◦ Many relationships don’t move beyond this stage
    •  Exploratory Stage ◦ Small talk ◦ Uncertainty reduction
    •  Intensification Stage ◦ Personal self-disclosure ◦ Share affection verbally ◦ Pet names
    •  Stable Stage ◦ Integrating or becoming one ◦ Bonding by sharing public messages about relationship
    •  Declining Stage ◦ Uncertainty Events  Interference  Unmet expectations ◦ Relationship Repair  Repair tactics
    •  Termination Stage ◦ Passing away Relationship gradually fades ◦ Sudden death Unexpected termination for one partner
    •  Reconciliation ◦ Spontaneous development ◦ Third-party mediation ◦ High affect ◦ Tacit persistence ◦ Mutual interaction ◦ Avoidance