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Levinger’s ABC’s Michaela Schwartz 5/21/2011 PSY 210 Mandy Smith The ABCDE model, according to Levinger, describes how two people move through the five stages of a relationship; attraction, building, continuation, deterioration, and ending. For a couple to develop there must first be an attraction of some kind, something that draws the people together. This attraction may form due to propinquity (frequent sightings in the same places), positive feelings about the person (something you may have heard or seen about them), and a common need for socialization among friends and other groups of people. After the person has been spotted and the attraction has formed then people move onto the building stage. This stage includes just about everything about a first encounter from eye contact, the “pick-up” line, sharing basic information such as a name, initialing small-talk, and deciding just how much information to disclose about oneself. Continuation of a relationship occurs when a person has
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