AFTER COMPLETING THIS CHAPTER, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
8.1 Explain five factors contributing to relationship interest.
8.2 Discuss how uncertainty reduction and predictability impact a relationship’s success.
8.3 Identify and distinguish among the following kinds of relationships: acquaintanceship, friendship, and romantic, family, and work relationships.
8.4 Define emotional intelligence and discuss its relationship effects.
8.5 Describe the importance of expressing our feelings in a relationship.
8.6 Define relational conflict and identify techniques to manage it.
8.7 Discuss technology’s influence on the quantity and quality of our relationships.
8.8 Apply skills for handling conflict and standing up for emotional rights in relationships.