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Relational Development

  • By: Jennifer A. Samp
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Interpersonal relationships serve several positive functions including satisfying basic human needs for companionship and intimacy, expanding participants' sense of self, facilitating the achievement of life goals, and benefiting mental and physical health. This entry explores the ...

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