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Beliefs about Relationships

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

Beliefs about relationships are an important guide and organizing principle for social lives. They are mental schemas, like images, representations, or scripts that are usually in unconscious thoughts. They influence what people expect from certain types of relationships in ...

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