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relational development
the movenment of a relationship from one stage to another, eithe toward or away from greater intimacy
turning point
specific event or interaction associated with positive or negative changes in a relationship
causal turning point
an event that brings about a change in a relationship
reflective turning point
tan event that signals that a change has occurred in the way a relationship is defined
relational escalation
movement of a relationship toward intimacy through five stages: preinteration awareness, initiation, exploration, intensification, and intimacy
relational de-escalation
movement of a relationship away from intimacy through five stages: turmoil or stagnation, deintesification ,individualization, seperation, and postinteraction
post-intimacy relationship
a formerly intimate realtionship that is maintained at a less intimate stage
social exchange theory
a theory that claims people make relationship decisions by assessing and comparing the costs and rewards
immediate rewards and costs
rewards and costs that are associated with a relationship at the present moment
forecasted rewards and costs
rewards and costs that an in individual assumes will occur, based on projetion and prediction
cumulative rewards and costs
the total rewards and costs accrued during a relationship
expected rewards and costs
an expectation of how much reward we should get from a given relationship in comparison to its costs
dialectical theory
a theory that relational develpment occurs in conjuction with various tensions that exist in all relationships, particularly connectednedd versus autonomy, predictablity versus novelty, and openness versus closedness
affinity-seeking strategies
strategies for getting other people to like you
uncertainty reduction theory
a theory that claims people seek out information in order to reduce uncertainty, thus providing control and predictablity
relationship talk
talk about the nature, quality, direction or definition of a relationship
compliance gaining
the use of persuasive stragegies to accomplish personal goals