By Harold H. Kelley, John G. Holmes, Norbert L. Kerr, Harry T. Reis, Caryl E. Rusbult, Paul A. M. Van Lange
The Atlas of Interpersonal occasions offers a scientific theoretical account for knowing the impression of occasions on styles of social interplay. based round descriptions of twenty-one of the commonest events that folks come upon day-by-day, this learn provides the instruments had to know the way these events effect interpersonal habit. those descriptions are freestanding; each one delivering research, examine examples, and daily descriptions of the prototypical scenario. The authors construct upon interdependence conception, which stresses the style during which results are decided through the constitution of interpersonal interplay. This research makes transparent precisely what's "social" approximately "social psychology."
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The negative outcomes probably reﬂect his expectations of the beneﬁts of being on his own, which expectations provide him with a “comparison level” (Thibaut & Kelley, 1959) with respect to which he will ﬁnd Kyoko’s presence unpleasant. ” In a sense, the person who prefers to be alone is the one who hides and the person who prefers to be together is the one who seeks. Like all situations with a strong conﬂict of interest, this one has strong implications for restraints on the communication of information.
However, as social psychologists, and having special interests in interpersonal phenomena, we focus mainly on the various forms of interdependence in the smallest unit in which it can exist – the dyad. ) This focus greatly simpliﬁes our problems of conceptual analysis in ways that make it possible to provide a detailed understanding of interpersonal processes. It also provides a basis for close analysis of the role that situations play in the basic dyadic units of social life, such as dating and mating pairs, relatives, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
Each such abstract pattern is assumed to describe a paradigmatic pattern for which there is a large number of (more or less) similar concrete patterns. This is well illustrated by the present case. There are undoubtedly many concrete outcome matrices that resemble the abstract pattern of the Conjunctive situation. That fact implies that the abstract pattern contributes to a wide-ranging understanding of many concrete problems. Our Atlas is designed precisely to illustrate and take advantage of that point.
An Atlas of Interpersonal Situations by Harold H. Kelley, John G. Holmes, Norbert L. Kerr, Harry T. Reis, Caryl E. Rusbult, Paul A. M. Van Lange