HED 44 - Ch5 - Health Education 44 Chapter 5 1. The...

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Health Education 44 – Chapter 5 1. The characteristics of intimate relationships are: behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment, and emotional availability. Behavioral interdependence: The mutual impact that people have on each other as their lives and daily activities intertwine. Need fulfillment: It is an intimate relationship, also fulfill psychological needs. Emotional Attachment: It is an intimate relationship that involves strong bonds. Emotional availability: The ability to give to and receive from others emotionally without fear of being hurt or rejected, is the fourth characteristic of intimate relationships. Each of these characteristics may be related to interactions with family, close friends, and romantic partners. 3. Many social scientists maintain that love may be of two kinds – a. Companionate love, is a secure, trusting attachment, similar to what we may feel for family members or close friends. In companionate love, two people are attracted, have much in common, care about each other’s well-being, and express reciprocal liking and respect. b. Passionate love, in contrast, is a state of high arousal filled with the ecstasy of being loved and the agony of being rejected. Love relationships in each of these four groups typically include all the characteristics of friendship as well as the following characteristics related to
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2010 for the course HED Hed44 taught by Professor Owens during the Fall '09 term at Pasadena City College.

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HED 44 - Ch5 - Health Education 44 Chapter 5 1. The...

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