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Personal Relationships, Defining Characteristics

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

Defining personal relationships is a tricky business. Countless scholars and philosophers agree that humans are fundamentally relational or social creatures, but getting researchers to agree on just what exactly that means is a ...

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