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Validation in Relationships

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

People's existence depends on validation. Humans survived the past 2 million years because of an ability to forge connections with others, and these connections depend on validation of people's physical and psychological selves. This entry documents key theory and findings ...

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