SPCM1500 Exam 3 Notes 2 - SPCM1500 7/26/11: Developing...

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SPCM1500 7/26/11: Developing Intimate Relationships Basic Information about Intimate Relationships - Essential to Well-Being - Most Disclosive/Highly Communicative - Require Maintenance - Max of 7 Close Relationships Stages of Relational Development - Knapp & Vangelisti (UT Austin) - Stage Theory o Linearity: start at step one and move forward or backward but can’t skip steps Some steps may be quick and some may take more time o Mutual Exclusivity: can’t be in two stages at once; only in one stage at a time - Stages: o Escalation o Commitment o De-Escalation - Coming together Stages o Initiating: make it or break it decisions Are you attracted to somebody? Should I initiate conversation? POSITIVE IMAGE Uncomfortable/problems = abort Sample Dialogue “Hi, how ya doin?” “Fine. You?” or pickup lines o Experimenting Search for commonality Talking to find something in common Question asking Small talk VERY judgmental Do I want to continue? INITIATING AND EXPERIMENTING can go by very quickly but must go from step to step (not
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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 2 - SPCM1500 7/26/11: Developing...

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