John Bowlby & Mary Ainsworth
How a childs interactions early in life with their primary caregiver shape
perceptions, expectations, and experiences of future relationships.
Attachment: Use of preferred person as a secure base from which
Individual differences & personality
Relatively stable behaviors and attitude expression unique to you
Understanding individual differences can:
Shed insight into communicative style and behaviors
Counter the similarity assumpti
Influencing Each Other
Power in Relationships
Power = an individuals ability to control or influence what another person does.
o Power is a part of all relationships.
o Stems from human agency. (human agency: we all have a choice. We all
Bringing People Together
=Forces that draw two people together and predispose them to have positive
feelings for one another.
Three main types of attraction
o Social (personality such as smart or funny)
o Task (your perc