1. Which of the following most closely fits all the criteria for an intimate
a. Jack and Diane are in tune with each other's moods and thoughts. They
have known each other for two years and expect their relationship to
continue into the futu
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 to 12.15, Moore 100
Professor Thomas Bradbury. 2263C Franz Hall. firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Wednesdays 9 to 10, Thursdays 9.30 to 10.30 The purpose of this course is to provide you with an introduction to how social s
What Will you Leave With?
Rich portraits of relationships.
Knowledge about relationships.
A grasp of relationship science.
Insight into your own relationships.
Information about interventions.
Tuesday, Week 5:
Thursday, Week 6:
and Maintaining Intimacy
Relationships change. Without new inputs, they
tend to become less rewarding as time passes
My wife! My best friend! My favorite chair!
Male or Female?
Gay or Straight?
Most of us are described by
these two binary factors.
How do these two factors
shape our intimate
Are Men and
Men and women
have high standards
for long partnerships.
In short relationships,
men lower their
Sexual strategies theory: p.
Women, in contrast,
What are we
What do others
reveal to us?
The Individuals in
a large proportion of
incompatible marriages are so
because of a predisposition to
unhappiness in one or both of
Why do we form
How do our prior
affect the quality
and duration of a
Why are they important?
What is the core experience?
How do we define them?
Asking the critical question
An immediate problem
Are men and women mostly similar
or mostly different?
Hash out conflicts or let them
Week 5 Notes
Shanes grandma - They are Romeo and Romeo. Get over it! Interesting
that Shanes grandma comes from a much older generation and yet she
appears to be an advocate for Shane and Toms relationship.
Shane and Tom were
Meeting Times: Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30-1:45pm
Professor: Dr. Benjamin R. Karney
Office: Franz Hall 4560
Office Hours: Wednesday, 2:00 -3:00
Week 1, Lecture 2
People Disagree about Intimate Relationships
Attraction: Express interest or play hard to get?
Conflict: Should couples embrace it or avoid it?
Divorce: How does it affect children?
How do we decide where the truth lies?
WEEK 10: LECTURE 1, Integration
Elements of An Answer
There may be only three types of variables:
Assembling a Model
What is the engine of change? Interdependence
Ultimately, everything that
Interdependence - the mutual influence that two people have over one another is the defining feature of any social
relationship, intimate or otherwise.
exists between two partners in a relationship
for two people to be in a relationship, the inter
Science is built
up of facts, as a
house is built of
stones; but an
facts is no more a
science than a
heap of stones is
What is a theory?
A theory is a kind of a caricature.
Lecture 6 - 1/22/15
What are we disclosing?
What do others reveal to us?
And which disclosures matter?
-Chapter 6 - The Individuals in Intimate Relationships
Social Learning Theory: The process of rewarding and punishing acts from the other partner buildi
Lecture 17 - 3/5/15
Chapter 12 - Prevention (Preventative Maintenance)
Therapy and Counseling can prevent relationship's natural decline in satisfaction, or lessen the decline.
Divorced couples rarely seek counseling, and if they do there are already nega
Lecture 1 - 1/6/15
Understanding intimate relationships focuses on two people, whereas most of psychology is based on the individual.
To understand relationships, we must first consider the individual then aspects of socializing and human interaction.
Lecture 2 - 1/8/15
Chapter 2 - How do we collect good and trustworthy information to sort among various opinions.
What is it about relationships that makes this difficult?
Sharing is not always fully disclosed
Lecture 3 - 1/13/15
Why are relationships so uplifting at times and so difficult at others?
What makes relationships thrive and falter?
Because relationships have such intrinsic factors, there are diverse and complex ideas regarding this matter.
Lecture 10 - 2/10/15
Managing Differences, Part 1
-The Mystery of Conflict in Couples
Consider what everyone wants from their intimate relationships.
Consider what everyone knows about how we should treat our intimate partners.
So how is it that we get in
Lecture 5 - 1/20/15
Attraction and Mate Selection
I> Mate Selection
Men and Women have high standards for long partnerships.
In short relationships, men lower their standards
In contrast, Women raise their standards, at le
Lecture 7 - 1/27/15
Why do we from close emotional relationships?
How do our prior relationships affect the quality and duration of a given romantic relationship?
Attachment refers to an emotional bond to one individual forms with another indi
Lecture 14 - 2/24/15
Relationships in Context
Relationships matter more under stress, but function more poorly when distressed. This is why we examine intimacy in
-Relationships are the 4th leading cause of stress in a study, behind money, work,
Lecture 13 - 2/19/15
"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make heaven of hell, a hell of heaven" (John Milton's Paradise Lost, 1667).
"The fact that two spouses living in the same environment perceive such different worlds suggests that in functi
Lecture 15 - 2/26/15
Interventions: Making Intimate Relationships Better
Making the transition from Research Science to Applied Science
3 Types of 'Prevention'
Primary: Before it happens
Fairly common, covered next lecture, enrichment
Lecture 11 - 1/12/15
Managing Differences - Part 2
-1 - 4 million women are assaulted by a male partner each other.
In general, women are much less likely than men to be victims of crimes. However, women are 5 to 8 times more likely to be
victims of relat
Lecture 8 - 1/29/15
Communicating Closeness and Maintaining Intimacy
Relationships change and become less rewarding as time passes, unless there are new inputs to bolster the relationship.
On average, martial quality becomes worse over time.
Intimate relationships 137C
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why is it important to study intimate relationships?
2 types of reasons
1) intrinsically important
2) extrinsic important
intrinsic determines the survival of our relat