Learning Objectives

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