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Affection and Affectionate Behavior

  • By: Alan C. Mikkelson & Kory Floyd
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Love and affection are often regarded as fundamental human needs. The expression of affection is vital to both the development and maintenance of personal relationships. Although affection and affectionate communication (also called affectionate expression) are related ...

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