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Social Cognition --relates to the perception of a relationship and judgments by which we make sense of our experiences. Attributions. Influenced by: First impressions Earliest information received Stereotypes We tend to . . . 1. 2. 3. 4. Example: what does a hug mean? Text details: Impression management Idealizing the partner “positive illusions” Self-serving biases Romantic beliefs
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Unformatted text preview: Expectations How well do we know our partners? Family Systems Theory I.Cor. 12:12 Not just look at actions of individuals, but interactions – the total is more that just sum of all actions. (I Cor. 12:12, Eph. 4:16) No self-contained actions – “No man is an island” – John Donne Difficult for Americans because we emphasize individual , not groups. Holistic. Basic Concepts:...
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