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Rapport

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

Rapport is a fundamental characteristic of well-functioning human relationships. Relationships in which individuals experience rapport are characterized by mutual liking, trust, empathy, comfort, responsiveness to the other's needs, and self-reported feelings of closeness and ...

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