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Interpersonal Process Model of Intimacy

  • By: Elana Graber, Jean-Philippe Laurenceau & Amber Belcher
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The Interpersonal process model of intimacy, initially proposed by Harry Reis and Phillip Shaver, describes the transactional process by which intimacy between two individuals is developed and maintained over the course of interactions. The interpretation, assimilation, and ...

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