Interpersonal Relationships (Routledge Modular Psychology) by Diana Dwyer

By Diana Dwyer

Interpersonal Relationships considers friendship and extra intimate relationships together with theories of why we'd like them, how they're shaped, what we get out of them and the levels during which they pass. Social and cultural adaptations are mentioned in addition to the results of relationships on our health and happiness.The e-book is tailored for the coed new to higher-level examine. With its precious textbook positive aspects supplied to help in exam and studying recommendations, it's going to curiosity all introductory psychology and sociology scholars, in addition to these education for the being concerned providers, corresponding to nurses.

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35 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS • In situations where there is a great deal of uncertainty and confusion we may prefer to seek out people different from ourselves, perhaps in the hope that they can provide us with new information and offer a different perspective. • Proximity is more important than similarity. Newcomb (1961), in a variation of his original study, deliberately pitted similarity against proximity. He offered students free accommodation if they were prepared to have shared rooms allocated to them.

1 Familiarity: many researchers believe that the reason we like those people whom we see most often is because they are familiar to us. Zajonc (1968) argues that mere exposure to someone is sufficient to make us like them, as has been demonstrated in several studies. For example, Moreland and Beach (1992) arranged for female confederates who were similar in appearance to attend either none, five, ten or fifteen seminar sessions. Using photos of the confederates, they then asked students from the seminars to assess how likeable they considered the females to be.

Cramer, D. (1998) Close Relationships, London: Edward Arnold. Chapter 1 covers the basics in researching interpersonal relationships, detailing the problems, limitations and uses of each type of research method. 14 2 Types of love The basic distinction: companionate and passionate love Rubin’s model of liking and loving Sternberg’s triangle of love Lee’s six styles of loving Types of love and attachment styles Although we use the expression ‘love’ to describe our feelings towards our closest friends, our parents and our romantic partners, we know that the emotions we feel in each case are by no means identical.

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