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Excitation Transfer Theory

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

Acute emotions permeate all human relationships. In intimate groupings, frequent bouts of conflict and aggression characterize negative relationships, and frequent experiences of joint accomplishments and elation characterize positive ones. As a rule, relationships are shaped ...

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