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relationship
connection we establish when we communicate with another person
interpersonal relationship
perception shared by two people on an ongoing connection that results in the development of relational expectations and varies in interpersonal intimacy
interpersonal intimacy
degree to which relational partners mutually accept and confirm each other's sense of self. the more you depend on your partner for affirmation of self worth, the more this concept is escalated.
relationship of circumstance
interpersonal relationship that exists because of life circumstance (who your family members are where you work or study and so on)
relationship of choice
interpersonal relationship you choose to initiate, maintain, and perhaps, terminate
interpersonal attraction
degree to which you want to form or maintain an interpersonal relationship. moves relationship from circumstantial to a relationship of choice
short-term initial attraction
degree to which you sense a postential for de eloping an interpersonal relationship. might have this type of attraction but never actually pursue the relationship
long-term maintenance attraction
degree of liking or positive feelings that motivate us to maintain or escalate a relationship
predicted outcome value (POV)
potential for a relationship to confirm our self-image compared to its potential costs
proximity
physical nearness to another that promotes communication and thus attraction
physical appearance
nonverbal cues that allow us to assess relationship potential (POV). this involved both sexual attraction and physical commonalities
reciprocation of liking
liking those who like us
similarity
having comparable personalities, values, upbringing, personal experiences, attitudes, and interests.
complementary needs
need that match; each partner contributes something tot the relationship that the other partner needs
interpersonal power
degree to which a person is able to influence his or her partner
dependent relationship
relationship in which on partner has a greater need for the other to meet his or her needs
*but remember that power is linked with needs. when needs change power changes.
interdependent relationship
relationship in which each person has a similar amount power over the other
complementary relationship
relationship in which the power is divided unevenly, with on partner dominating and the other submitting. Ex: one likes to listen, the other likes to talk. not always a bad thing
symmetric relationship
relationship in which both partners attempt to have the same level of power
competitive symmetric relationship
relationship in which both partners vie for control or dominance of the other
submissive symmetric relationship
relationship in which neither partner ants to take control or make decisions. "what do you want to do, Idk, what do you want to do"
parallel relationship
relationship in which power shifts back and forth between the partners, depending the situation
legitimate power
power that is based on respect for a person's position
expert power
power based on a person's knowledge and experience
reward power
power based on a person's ability to satisfy our needs
coercive power
power based on the use of punishments to influence others
compliance gaining
is actions we take in interpersonal relationships to gain something form our partners--to get others to comply with our goals.
triangular theory of love
theory suggests that all loving relationship can be described according to three dimension: intimacy, commitment, and passion
eros
sexual erotic love based on the pursuit of physical beauty and pleasure
ludis
describes game-playing love based on the enjoyment of each other. not simply to achieve a sexual victory. enjoying each other's presence.
storge
solid love found in friendships and family based on trust and caring
mania
obsessive love driven by mutual needs. fueled by low self-concept and insatiable need for attention
pragma
practical love based on mutual benefits. this kind of love is often found in arranged marriages
agape
selfless love base on giving of yourself and others. parent child, expecting nothing in return
traditional couples
married partners who are interdependent and who exhibit a lot of sharing and companionship. emphasize stability
independent couples
married partners who exhibit sharing and companionship and are psychologically interdependent but allow each other individual space. hard time matching schedules
separate couples
married partners who support the notion of marriage and family but stress the individual over the couple.
mixed couples
married couples in which the husband and wife each adopt a different perspective (traditional, independent, separate) on the marriage