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Relational Development

Interpersonal relationships emerge and develop over a period of time. Our lives and our sense of self are in "process." As we grow and change over time, the quality and tenor of our communications with one another change.

 Interpersonal Variables of Growth and Change

Relational growth is intricately tied with processes of self disclosure, reducing uncertainty, developing trust, creating a relational culture, and maturing through life cycles.

 Interactional Theory

Interactional theories examine communication as a system and relationships from the point of view of patterns of interaction that operate within the constraints of a system.

Relational Maintenance and Adaptation

Learn to be more effective in negotiating changes in interpersonal relationships.

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