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Unformatted text preview: Density of reinforcement is low in poor marriages – need to increase it, as it was during dating (must give to receive – reaping & sowing) Marriage Counseling Often a testing of limits in marriage (as with kids) Test them to discover them, find rules and see how to play game. (Theology explicated via response to heresy) Back to basic exchange theory… 4 types of dyadic interaction: 1. Pseudo contingency – 2 topics (like kids), not really interacting B A 2. Assymetrical contingency – one talks, other listens (1 st does not respond to 2 nd ) A B Example: A speaks, when B responds A is thinking or response, not listening. 3. Reactive contingency – both react to other without reflecting (no thought of consequences). Often in panic situations. Say what you feel. 4. Mutual contingency Each contributes, each listens, reflects, each reacts....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course PSY 200 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '10