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41 Cards in this Set

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communal welfare
sexual satisfaction, affection, and companionship
agentic welfare
self esteem, positive identity, self-actualization
relationship is mutually beneficial and mutually dependent
Interpersonal attraction
the various forces that draw people together
tendency to be attracted to others who have similar cognitions
4 factors of Communication Behavior
Sensitivity, confidence, talkativeness, flirtatiousness
courtship that may or may not be serious
Stages of Relational Escalation
Initiating, Experimenting, Intensifying, Integrating, Bonding
Emotional flooding
happens when someone is continually frustrated with a goal
Relational maintenance behavior
actions and activities that sustain a relationship as the relational partners want it defined
Centripetal force
keep parts together
Centrifugal force
pull parts apart
Equity theory
how fairness works in various kinds of relationships
fairness based on input and output
Relational dialects
interplay between polar opposites (push and pull)
Antagonistic dialectical tension
person might want more connection whereas other wants more autonomy
Non-antagonisitic dialectical tension
both partners want to feel more connected and also have separatoin
Characteristics of platonic relationship
attraction of spirit, more equality, end in themselves, lack of exclusivity
Eros love
passionate love
Ludus love
game-playing love
Storge love
friendship-oriented love
Pragma love
practical and rational love
Mania love
possessive, dependent love
Agape love
idealism about love, disclosure to partner, good listening
Companionate love
shared feelings and experiences,
Secure love
feelings of security
Intuitive love
feelings of warmth, nonverbal means of communicating love
Committed love
togetherness, making plans for the future
Traditional romantic love
feelings of warmth and feeling beautiful, express emotional reactions to each other
Traditional couples
faith in social insitutions, woman should take mens last name, interdependent, conflict over major issues
Interdependent couples
no traditional beliefs, have to make up own norms, interdependent, have conflict over everything
Separate couples
autonomous, avoid conflict of all kind, "emotionally divorced"
Cascade model
decline in marital satisfaction, consideration of separation or divorce, separation, divorce
emotional reactions, feelings of being surprised, overwhelmed, and disorganized by your partner's negative emotions
Stages of coming apart
Differentiating, circumscribing, stagnating, avoiding, terminating
After the breakup
tramatic event, outcry, denail, intrusion, working through, completion, identity change
feelings of despair, hopelessness
the person separates from others to stay alone
she or he cannot think of anything but the failed relationship
Working through
figures of why relationship didnt work, gets closure
Coherent narrative and sequential and episodic narratives do what?
help people adapt better after a breakup