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14 Cards in this Set

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Rules of Friendship
volunteer help in time of need
respect friends' privacy
keep confidence
trust and confide in each other
stand up for other person
don't criticize each other in public
show emotional support
look in eye during conversation
strive to make each other happy
don't be jealous or critical of each other's relationships
be tolerant of each other's friends
share news of successs
ask for personal advice
don't nag
engage in joking/teasing
seek to repay debts
disclose personal feelings
Momentary playmate
druing childhood ages 3-7

friends are defined by proximity, conflict ends when other person goes away
no considering of other's thoughts, you assume they know what you're thinking
One-way assistance
during childhood ages 4-9

give and take arises
own needs still come first
guilt comes into play
Fairweather cooperation
childhood ages 6-12

the infamous "do-over" is introduced
start knowing how others think of you
apologies carry meaning
fights that aren't ressolved = end of friendship
intimate-mutual sharing
friendship is exclusive and possessive

judge friends and others based on intention and disposition (match what you want out of a friend)
What happens during autonomous independence?
we rely on friends for support, both emotional and psychological

need more than one friend
Buhrmester and Furman's Socioemotional Model of Friendship
*Juvenile (6-9): acceptance, hierarchies
* Preadolescent (9-12): intense closeness, similarities
*Early Adolescent (12+): sexuality erupts, patterns of fulfilling sexual needs and intimacy form
*Adolescence: four attachment needs
*YOung Adulthood: novel envn't, old friendships erode
*Midlife: dyadic withdrawal
*Old Age: barriers, bypass interaction
Cliques and crowds
Clique: group that hang together

Crowd: a collection of cliques
Why are support, conflict, and peer pressure so importnat during adolescence?
Supoort is important because friendshops thrive on it. It must be supportive for both individuals.
Conflict can also include competition between peers.
Peer pressure peaks at age 15, must follow the crowd.
Disengagement Perspective
forwards that decreased activity levels are normal as are passive roles

*transition of power to younger generation
*release of elderly from being expected to work hard/be productive
Old Age Barriers to Social Contact
* Death of friends
*No transportation
*sometimes they no longer want to interact with friends, rather be alone, stay home
Socioemotional Selectivity Theory
our goals shift from intelletual to emotional

Present focus = emotional
future focus = intellectual

development deeper relationships with friends and family while letting casual relationship laspse with age.
Emotional sharing vs. common activiites
emotional sharing: mostly pertain to female relationships

common activities: mostly pertain to male relationships
The Need for Intimacy
a reccurrent preference for warm, close and communicative exchange with others

associated with less controlling behavior and emphasizes depth and quality of social relationsls