Learning Objectives

1.1: Identify the various areas of research that contribute to the broader body of literature on close relationships.

1.2: Define and distinguish among role relationships, interpersonal relationships, and close relationships, as well as interpersonal and relational communication.

1.3: Describe how researchers think about relationships in terms of categories and the characteristics that define them.

1.4: Describe the six principles of interpersonal communication and know that ideas associated with each principle.

1.5: Describe the five principles of relational communication.

1.6: Identify and describe the seven fundamental themes of relational communication.