Learning Objectives

7.1: Describe the different kinds of closeness.

7.2: Understand the basic ideas in affection exchange theory, including the different ways that affection is communicated.

7.3: Know how cognitive valence theory works.

7.4: Describe and distinguish among different types of support,

7.5: Know what the literature recommends in terms of the best ways to provide social support and comfort to others.

7.6: Describe how men and women are different and similar in the ways they experience and express closeness.