The Diversity of Human Relationships by Ann Elisabeth Auhagen, Maria von Salisch, Ann Robertson

By Ann Elisabeth Auhagen, Maria von Salisch, Ann Robertson

Smooth adjustments within the methods we engage with each other have led scientists and laypeople alike to take renewed curiosity within the workings of interpersonal relationships. This quantity, first released in German and later revised for an American viewers, takes a latest, interdisciplinary method of the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. In 5 basically outlined sections, together with these overlaying familial, romantic, relationships, special participants handle various examples of human interplay. this is often a terrific textual content for graduate scholars in classes on human interplay and social psychology.

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Public commitment may itself act as a cohesive force in the relationship. A number of studies have assessed the determinants of commitment. Johnson (1982) suggested that personal commitment is based on satisfaction with the relationship, which in turn is based on outcomes, outcomes relative to expected outcomes, and equity. "Structural" commitment, by contrast, is associated with the costs consequent upon terminating the relationship. A variety of studies, not wholly consistent, bearing on this hypothesis, is reviewed by Michaels, Acock, and Edwards (1986).

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Their feelings about each other (and about themselves) may be affected by how they perceive each other, how they feel themselves to be perceived, and also by how far they believe their partner sees the world in the same way they do. Several methods are available for assessing interpersonal perception. , Cromwell, Olsen & Fournier, 1976). , Drewery & Rae, 1969): comparisons between the replies of A and B permit answers to such questions as those in the list above. , Murstein, 1972). This enables the investigator also to assess satisfaction with the relationship.

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