Chapter 1- Relationships

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1 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 The Building Blocks of  The Building Blocks of  Relationships Relationships
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2 The Building Blocks of  Relationships Culture Experience Individual Differences Human Nature Interaction 
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3 Our Focus will be on Intimate  Relationships The Six Components of Intimacy : Knowledge:   intimate partners have extensive personal  information about each other Caring:   intimate partners feel more affection for one another  than they do for most others Interdependence:   intimate partners have strong, diverse,  and enduring influence on each other Mutuality:   intimate partners think of themselves as a couple  instead of as two entirely separate individuals Trust:   intimate partners expect treatment from one another  that is fair, honorable, and responsive to their needs Commitment:   intimate partners expect their relationship to  continue, and they work to realize that goal
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4 The Nature of Intimacy Here’s one way to think about mutuality: Here’s one way to think about mutuality: The Inclusion of Other in the Self Scale The Inclusion of Other in the Self Scale
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5 Is Intimacy a Basic Part of Human Nature? The Need to Belong : a powerful drive to establish intimate connections to  others people suffer, both mentally and physically, when they  lack intimacy may have been evolutionarily adaptive  (Environment  of Evolutionary Adaptedness – EEA)
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6 Culture and era Culture and era edited version of the old public domain 1940's  edited version of the old public domain 1940's  movie, " movie, " Dating Do's Dating Do's  and   and  Don'ts Don'ts " "     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOqLmhSc8ss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOqLmhSc8ss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09tF5Ui-AV4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09tF5Ui-AV4
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7 The Influence of Culture Times have changed since your grandparents, or parents  married… Fewer people are marrying than ever before People are waiting longer to marry People routinely live together even when they’re not  married People often have babies even when they’re not married About half of all marriages end in divorce
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2009 for the course PSYC 359 taught by Professor Barone during the Spring '09 term at USC.

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