151 - Forgiveness

151 - Forgiveness - Forgiveness What are relational...

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Unformatted text preview: Forgiveness What are relational transgressions? Occur when people violate implicit or explicit relational rules Top three relational transgressions: 1. Infidelity 2. Jealousy 3. Deception 1. Sexual and emotional infidelity Commonnearly 7 out of 10 husbands and 5 out of 10 wives 71% of men and 57% of women in dating relationships Reasons for Infidelity: 1. Dissatisfaction 2. Boredom, need for excitement 3. Need to boost self-esteem and feel attractive 4. Trying to get revenge 5. Sexual incompatibility Responses to infidelity: 1. Angry retreat 2. Accommodation 3. Assertive response 2. Jealousy How is it different than envy? Jealous thoughts: Primary appraisals: o Assess existence and quality of a rival relationship, including threat Secondary appraisals: o Involve more specific evaluations of the jealousy situation, including possible causes and outcomes 3. Deception Forgiveness = releasing the hostility and resentment from an interpersonal...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course COMM 151 taught by Professor Afifi during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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151 - Forgiveness - Forgiveness What are relational...

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