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Courtship, Models and Processes of

  • By: Brian Ogolsky & Rodney Cate
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Courtship can best be defined by its overall objective and the behaviors that characterize this period in human relationships. Traditionally, the objective of courtship is to develop a relationship that leads to marriage. As societal customs and practices change, however, the ...

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