CMST Chapter 6

CMST Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Characteristics of Healthy...

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Characteristics of Healthy Interpersonal Relationships: Ethics – perceive each other as human beings; not for exploitation Reciprocity – a relationship of mutual exchange and interdependence; give and take o Interdependence Mutuality – search for common ground; avoid ethnocentrism Nonjudgmental – open to many diverse perspectives Honesty – is it always good to tell the whole truth? Respect – giving and displaying particular attention to the value you associate with someone Trust – Relying on the character or truth of someone – builds overtime Functions of Interpersonal Relationships Gain information Create a context of understanding Establish Identity Meet interpersonal needs – control inclusion, affection (Schutz) Social Exchange Theory (rewards – costs = outcome/profit) Ideally, rewards of a relationship will be greater than costs. o Rewards and costs can be tangible or intangible Relationships are Universal Relationships are confusing and contextual o The longer a relationship, the better we are at interpreting what our partners mean Relationships are always changing – as people change, relationships change. o
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course CMST 2010 taught by Professor Whitehead during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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CMST Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Characteristics of Healthy...

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