FAS 101 Chapter 14 Study Guide

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FAS 101 Chapter 14 Study Guide 1. Relationship  Maintenance  Mechanisms :   the   strategic   actions   people   take   to  sustain   their  relationships.  Staying committed to a partnership, who want and expect it to continue, think and behave  differently than less committed partners do. They perceive themselves, their partners, and their  relationship in ways that help to sustain the partnership, and they act in ways that avoid or  defuse conflict and that enrich the relationship. Cognitive Maintenance Mechanisms: a. Positive illusions : committed partners think of each other idealizing each other and  perceiving their relationship in the best possible light. A partner’s faults are judged to be  relatively trivial, the relationship defiencies are considered to be relatively unimportant, and a  partner’s misbehavior is dismissed as an unintentional or temporary aberration.  b. Cognitive interdependence : they perceive greater overlap between their partner’s lives  and their own and they use more plural pronouns. Makes the other mechanisms more likely to  occur.  c. Perceived superiority : people who consider their relationship to be better than most. It  makes the relationship more likely to last. d.
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2011 for the course FAS 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '10 term at ASU.

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