Intimate Relationships – Romantic The concept that arguments are inevitable in relationships does not exclude that of romantic relationships. One such article that discusses this concept is “When “negative” behaviors are positive.” This article not only finds arguments to be inevitable, but to be key in relationships. This article cites the most prominent theory to describe the role of behavior in shaping relationship satisfaction to be the social learning theory. This theory finds “intimates’ behavioral exchanges with one another [to serve] as the rewards and costs upon which they base their relationship judgments.” Furthermore, it finds more positive exchanges to lead to more positive evaluations and more negative exchanges to lead to more negative evaluations. This article also reveals inconsistencies in “what behaviors allow intimates to maintain their happiness overtime.” Some studies have found negative behaviors to be negatively correlated to relationship satisfaction overtime;
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course PSYC 334 at Maryland.