Chapter 14 - FCE 225 Chapter 14: Early Adulthood...

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FCE 225 Chapter 14: Early Adulthood Emotional-Social Development Social relationships – relationships with other people Expressive tie – social link formed when we invest ourselves in and commit ourselves to another person Primary relationships – friends, family, lovers Instrumental tie – social links formed when we cooperate with another person to achieve a limited goal Secondary relationships – social interactions that rest on instrumental ties Erikson Psychosocial stages Sixth stage: Intimacy vs. Isolation – task is to reach out and make connections with other people Intimacy The ability to be close, loving and vulnerable with romances and friends Failure to develop Intimacy can lead to: Promiscuity: getting too close too quick and not sustaining it Exclusion: rejecting relationships and those who have them Friendships Major source of socializing and support during adult years Common bonds forge friendships Women tend to develop friendships with other women who have children the same age Men tend to develop friendships within spheres and recreation Functions of friendship: Companionship Stimulation Physical support Ego support Social comparison
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