Unformatted text preview: Emotions have both evolutionary significance and relevance to social life. o Several emotions are intrinsically relationship-specific (jealousy; maternal and romantic love…) o There are links between the emotion-eliciting power of situations and their relationship context o People are more willing to express both positive and negative emotions to the extent that a relationship is intimate, trusting and communal • Secure base : infants turn to caregivers for reassurance and confidence in the face of stressful or threatening situations • The development of certain abilities (relating to people; solving problems creatively) depend on a child’s early relationship • A possibility for discontinuity between early and later relationships is that unsatisfying early relationships disrupt normal development, in turn affecting later behavior and relationships (shown in orphanages)...
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- Spring '07
- Psychology, Self-serving attributional bias, Psychological Science • Psychological science, main survival strategy, close relationship partners