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Intimacy Cognitive and Biological development: Roles in Intimacy As abstract thinking develops, relationships move from an emphasis on concrete features (e.g.,  shared activities) to a focus on abstract elements (trust, warmth, intimacy). Perspective taking and deductive reasoning facilitate sophisticated behavior in relationships. Biological reorganizations foster interest in sexual behavior, and motivate changes in social  behavior. Harry Stack Sullivan: Theory of interpersonal Development Development is focused around satisfaction of core interpersonal needs. Satisfaction of these needs results in feelings of security and contentment. Failures in interpersonal domains are associated with anxiety. Across development, interpersonal needs change Early adolescence: chumship Middle adolescence: platonic relationships with opposite gender Late adolescence: romantic, perhaps sexual, relationships
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PSYC 338 taught by Professor Lindsey during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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