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Acquaintance Process

  • By: Peter A. Caprariello & Shannon M. Smith
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

All sorts and varieties of relationships can emerge from the point at which two people initially become acquainted. After meeting, no two relationships follow the same course of development. Certain commonalities, however, make up what is known about the path of ...

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