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By Harold H. Kelley, John G. Holmes, Norbert L. Kerr, Harry T. Reis, Caryl E. Rusbult, Paul A. M. Van Lange

The Atlas of Interpersonal occasions offers a scientific theoretical account for knowing the impression of events on styles of social interplay. dependent round descriptions of twenty-one of the most typical occasions that folks stumble upon day-by-day, this examine offers the instruments had to know the way these occasions impression interpersonal habit. those descriptions are freestanding; every one delivering research, study examples, and daily descriptions of the prototypical state of affairs. The authors construct upon interdependence thought, which stresses the way during which results are decided through the constitution of interpersonal interplay. This research makes transparent precisely what's "social" approximately "social psychology."

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It is obvious that any number of people can be interdependent and that each person often faces three or more alternative courses of action. The reasons for our limiting ourselves to the minimal number of persons and each with the minimal number of behavioral options are as follows. As many economists and environmentalists emphasize, everyone in the world is interdependent, in some way and to some degree, with everyone else. Recognizing that fact, other branches of social science, such as Outcome Interdependence 27 economics, political science, and sociology, study interdependence among large numbers of people.

5 are from ratings made on the assumption that the partner has no preference between the two movies. The ratings were made by only one member of a pair, so they describe outcomes in only that member’s “half” of the matrix. For present purposes, we have assumed that those in the other half have the same pattern. The numbers have been rounded and adjusted somewhat in order to simplify the calculations. 5. -by-Part. 5 Mutual Partner Control (MPC) The matrix number indicates the relevant entry in the body of the Atlas.

As we will illustrate below, researchers can also distinguish among the natural situations people find themselves in by asking them to rate, using simple numerical scales, various events that occur in interpersonal settings. Such ratings receive validation through their consistency between people for a particular situation and/or through the consistency in an individual’s ratings on repeated occasions. , Osgood, Suci, & Tannenbaum, 1957). Finally, numbers have proven useful in designing items for scales that assess persons’ social value orientations – the value criteria that guide their behavior in interdependence situations.

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