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Understanding

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

In a relationship context, understanding can acquire two different meanings. First, understanding can refer to a person's knowledge of a partner's dispositions, thoughts, and feelings. This type of understanding is defined as people's capacity to accurately perceive ...

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