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Chapter 6

Close Relationships

Relationship Formation
What do you think is the single most influential factor in determining with whom you become friends and whom you form romantic relationships? You…
Social Exchange Theory
We have discussed why we form relationships, what attracts us to others, and different types of love. But what determines whether we are satisfied…
Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love
We typically love the people with whom we form relationships, but the type of love we have for our family, friends, and lovers differs. Robert…
Theory of Romantic Attachment in Adulthood
Attachment is a long-standing connection or bond with others. While Attachment Theory was conceived in developmental psychology to describe…
Assessing the Coherence of Parents' Short Narratives Regarding their Child Using the Five-Minute Speech Sample Procedure
Valid and efficient measures for assessing the quality of parent-child relationships are needed to facilitate research and evidence-based practice…

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