COM 225 Chapter 11 - Intimate Relationships Overview What...

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Intimate Relationships
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Overview What is intimacy? Attraction Relationship development Relationship maintenance Relationship dissolution
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What is intimacy? Six components: Knowledge Caring Trust Interdependence Mutuality Commitment
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Attraction Physical Attractiveness We prefer attractive partners (romantic and platonic) Even parents and teachers What is considered attractive in women? Men? Facial Body size/shape Height Matching hypothesis
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What else makes people attracted to one another? Similarity Reciprocal liking Complementary needs inclusion control affection
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Attraction: Factors of romantic feelings Shibbles and Zastrow think: Event that brings two people together Attraction Emotional response or feeling of arousal But: Arousal + attraction - event = romantic fantasies Event + arousal - attraction = avoidance Event + attraction - arousal = friendship
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2009 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Morrison during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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COM 225 Chapter 11 - Intimate Relationships Overview What...

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