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Affirmation

  • By: Peter A. Caprariello
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The concept of affirmation describes a process by which people develop into the person they want to become (termed the ideal self) with the assistance of close relationship partners. Researchers who study affirmation assume that who a ...

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