- Describe the different kinds of closeness.
- Understand the basic ideas in affection exchange theory, including the different ways that affection is communicated.
- Know how cognitive valence theory works.
- Describe and distinguish among different types of support,
- Know what the literature recommends in terms of the best ways to provide social support and comfort to others.
- Describe how men and women are different and similar in the ways they experience and express closeness.