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Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation Model

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

The Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation Model (also called the Trait-Context-Process Model) is a framework for understanding how satisfaction in intimate relationships may change or remain stable over time. Building on cognitive-behavioral ...

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