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Individuation

  • By: Virginia S. Y. Kwan & James A. McGee
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Individuation refers generally to the process by which people render themselves as separate and distinct from others. Researchers of human relationships have studied individuation from a variety of perspectives, three of which appear to be central in ...

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