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Social Relationships Definition: A Frequency Length social relationship involves 2 people who associate regularly over a long period of time and whose behaviour is interdependent of each other. Purpose – mutually dependent on each other
“No man island” John Donne Draw a small circle in the middle of your page. Draw a bigger circle around it and so on until you Friends have 6 circles Family/Close friends you
Affiliation Sociability and friendliness. Mehrabian, 1976 – The Affiliative Tendency Scale (MAFF) If you score high on this test you are much more likely to have life success. (Mehrabian, 2000)
Attraction A more specific form of affiliation. What forms close friendships and relationships. Task: Rank the following dogs in order of attractiveness 1 – most attractive 10 – least attractive.
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Dog Task Share with your partner. Do you have the same answers? What factors did you look for when rating the dogs? What traits or factors do you think influences who you make connections with? What do you look for in a friend or partner?
There are various factors informed in forming social relationships. Proximity and familiarity 2. Similarity and Matching Hypothesis 1. These are explained in the following slides.
Proximity and familiarity. Regular interaction (proximity) which leads to getting to know someone (familiarity). Festinger et al, 1950. Aims Method and Procedure Results Conclusion Evaluation
Similarity and Matching Hypothesis Similar interests, backgrounds, beliefs etc. Goffman – Matching Hypothesis – form enduring relationships with those equally matched in social attributes (attractiveness) Walster et al, 1966 Aim M&P Results