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Resource Theory

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

Resources are the objects, activities, processes, concepts, and emotions that have value to relationship partners. A resource can be valued, in and of itself, or only serve as a tool to acquire something of value (a means to an end). The ...

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