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Methods for examing intimate relationships and friendships
naturalistic observation
experience sampling method
Experience Sampling Method
An observational technique in which subjects fill out frequent descriptions of who they are with and what is going on.
Experience Sampling method
Adv and Disadv.
Advantages-info about real ongoing behavior without the problem of an observer interfering
Disadvantages- little white lies, survey
Why respond diff. to friend & pet?
Embarassing situations-
friends: anxiety arousing effect of friends
pets: reduce physiological distress
diff. between firstborns and laterborns in terms of seeking social support in times of stress
people whose parents provided secure relationships are better suited (laterborns) to hnadle stresses later in life.