Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the nature of hurt feelings and relational transgressions, as well as the types of hurtful messages.
  2. Describe how deception functions in close relationships, including the factors that make deception challenging to detect.
  3. Know the different types of infidelity, the behavioral cues to infidelity, and the two explanations for sex differences in reactions to infidelity.
  4. Distinguish jealousy from envy and rivalry.
  5. Describe jealous thoughts, emotions, and communication.
  6. Understand the main concepts from relational goal pursuit theory.
  7. Define and distinguish common couple violence and intimate terrorism.