SPCM1500 Exam 3 Notes 4 - SPCM1500 8/1/11: Problems in...

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SPCM1500 8/1/11: Problems in Interpersonal Relationships Definition of conflict - Disagreement between two interdependent people who perceive that they have incompatible goals Parent-Child Conflict - Occurs frequently - Disputes between mother and 10-36 month olds occurred around 7 times an hour - Disputes most common with 2 year olds - Typical conflict: o Possession and rights (toys, blanket, candy, sharing, staying up later) o Caretaking (bath time) Interference, interdependence o Hurtful behavior (pinch brother, fighting, name-calling, throwing things) o Rules and Manners (messy eater, elbows on table, please and thank you) - Conflict intensifies in adolescence o Trying to become more independent but interdependence still there (tension of independence vs. interdependence) o Declines late adolescence and early adulthood Sibling Conflict - More intense in early childhood and adolescence - Interference in early childhood (toys) - Same-sex siblings around the same age engage in frequent conflict
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course SPCM 1500 taught by Professor Emmelhainz during the Summer '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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SPCM1500 Exam 3 Notes 4 - SPCM1500 8/1/11: Problems in...

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