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Unformatted text preview: couples (Stafford, 1991): Positivity Openness Assurances Social Networks Sharing Tasks For friends • Shared Activities, cards, no flirting, open, advice, comfort Why do relationships decline? Equity Theory: Rewards/costs Under-benefited vs. over-benefited Dialectical Theory (vs. stage theories) Contradictory motivations • Autonomy-connection dialectic • Closedness-openness dialectic • Predictability-novelty dialectic Content vs. Relational Messages (see overheads)...
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- Spring '08
- Psychology, Interpersonal relationship, Interpersonal attraction, dissolution Getting Acquainted, Positivity Openness Assurances