PSYC 391 Chapter Notes -Social Exchange Theory, Unrequited Love, Casual Sex

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The path that relationships usually follow: kindling the flame: how to signal romantic interest. Showing interest in variety of ways, no single process: most commonly use of verbal strategies (asking detailed questions, adding to conversation, complimenting, requesting contact info, second method is nonverbal (eye contact, moving closer, smiling, looking intently) 4th is intangible strategies (paying attn to person, acting friendly, flirting, appearing relaxed) Last is unclassifiable strategies (not easily labelled) such as hanging around person, calling them, performing courteous acts, phoning often. Showing disinterest: verbal strategies- lying, ending conversation, refusing invitation, nonverbal strategies: looking away or looking bored, staying away from person, turning away. Feel led on, pursued person thinks they were obvious in expressing disinterest: increasing commitment in a romantic rlnshp: Women more pragmatic in dealing w/romantic feelings, men appear to experience esp intense emotions/passion so harder for them to regular.

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