Ch.4.Relationships BB

Ch.4.Relationships BB - Chapter 4 Relationships Being With...

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Chapter 4: Relationships
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Being With Others A fundamental human motive: The thrill of affiliation The agony of loneliness
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Characterizing Relationships Interpersonal Relationships - attachments in which bonds of family or friendship or love or respect or hierarchy tie together two or more individuals over an extended period of time • Harlow’s Research on Attachment in Monkeys Monkeys raised in isolation were not normal by adolescence
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The Importance of Relationships Out of 300 students interviewed, 73% said they would sacrifice most other goals (such as getting good education, having successful career, contributing to a better society) before giving up a good relationship (Hammersla & Frease-McMahan, 1990)
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The need to belong 5 criteria that determine whether we have a a. Evolutionary basis for our most important relationships b. Should be universal c. Should guide social cognition d. Should be satiable. Should motivate our behavior, thoughts and feelings, like other drives e. If the need is chronically unmet, the person should suffer profound negative consequences
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The Importance of Relationships Relationships and the Sense of Self Relational self theory - examines how prior relationships shape our current beliefs, feelings, and interactions vis a vis people who remind us of significant others from our past Relational self - the beliefs, feelings, and expectations about our selves that derive from our relationships with significant others in our lives
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Ch.4.Relationships BB - Chapter 4 Relationships Being With...

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