2.People calculate their relationship’s value through a comparison level, defined as experiences and expectations shaping what qualifies as a satisfying relationship. Comparison levels are based on:a.Your prior experience with similar kinds of relationships;b.Your family’s and culture’s expectations;c.What you feel you deserve in a relationship;d.What you feel you can get from a relationship;e.What you consider most important in a relationship.C.Confirmation and disconfirmation describe how people feel valued in relationships.6.People can learn to be more assertive; it is not an inborn trait.
CHAPTER 14 HIGHLIGHTS1. All people are embedded in networks of relationships.2. Relationships always involve risks, have the potential to change, and require effort to succeed. All participants incur obligations to contribute productively to the relationship.