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Dialectical Processes

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

The term dialectical processes refers to the contradictions that arise among a variety of opposing forces when people relate. Some researchers view these opposing forces as competing motivations within individuals. One example of opposing motivational ...

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