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Self-Expansion Model

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

The Self-Expansion Model is a conceptual framework that attempts to describe how people think, feel, and act in close relationships. Originally proposed in 1986 by Arthur Aron and Elaine N. Aron, it was inspired by an integration of Eastern psychology's views ...

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