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Exchange Orientation

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

Exchange orientation, as originally defined by Bernard Murstein, refers to the tendency to believe that one's relationships with others should be governed by a principle of reciprocity such that favors and gifts should be exchanged equally among ...

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