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Affiliation

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

This entry reviews theory and research on affiliation, which is the broad class of behaviors that humans and other animals use to initiate and maintain pair bonds, kin relations, resource-trading alliances, friendships, and other kinds of relationships. Like their hominid ...

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