Week 7 Chapter 7 Friendships 2

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1 Chapter 7 Chapter 7 Friendship Friendship
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2 The Nature of Friendship Friendships are based on the same building blocks  Friendships are based on the same building blocks  of intimacy as romances are, but the mix of  of intimacy as romances are, but the mix of  components is usually different. components is usually different.
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3 The Nature of Friendship Attributes of Friendship Friendships are characterized by three themes: Caring and affection Caring and affection Support and dependability Support and dependability Enjoyment and fun Enjoyment and fun  –   – 
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4 The Nature of Friendship Thus,  Thus,  friendship friendship   is:   is:     a voluntary, personal relationship, typically  a voluntary, personal relationship, typically  providing intimacy and assistance, in which the  providing intimacy and assistance, in which the  two parties like each another and seek each  two parties like each another and seek each  other’s company.” other’s company.” (Fehr, 1996) (Fehr, 1996)
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5 Attributes of Friendship Compared to romances, friendships are: Less passionate Less exclusive Less confining, entailing fewer obligations to one’s  partner
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6 Attributes of Friendship Still, rich friendships are  intimate  relationships,  involving: respect trust responsiveness capitalization social support
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7 Attributes of Friendship Responsiveness Capitalization Social support  may be of three types: Emotional support  in the form of affection and  acceptance Advice support  in the form of information and  guidance Material support  in the form of money and goods
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8 The Rules of Friendship Rules for relationships Rules for relationships  are shared cultural beliefs   are shared cultural beliefs  about what behaviors friends should (and should  about what behaviors friends should (and should  not) perform. not) perform.
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9 The Rules of Friendship Here are some examples of the rules: Here are some examples of the rules: Volunteer help in time of need Volunteer help in time of need Trust and confide in each other Trust and confide in each other Stand up for the other person in his or her absence Stand up for the other person in his or her absence Don’t criticize each other in public Don’t criticize each other in public
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course PSYC 359 taught by Professor Barone during the Spring '09 term at USC.

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