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Interpersonal Communication by Charles R. Berger

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Denise Haunani Solomon and Anita L. Vangelisti

15 Relationship development

Abstract: Since the genesis of social scientific research on relationship development in the 1960’s, scholars have recognized the integral role played by interpersonal communication as partners navigate increases, changes, and decreases in intimacy. This chapter organizes theory-driven and programmatic research on interpersonal communication and relationship development into three veins. Scholarship representing a social exchange perspective on relationship development highlights how perceptions or experiences of rewards and costs drive interpersonal communication, relationship satisfaction, and commitment or stability. Work focused on uncertainty reduction, information ...

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