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  • As Ellen Berscheid and Letitia Anne Peplau noted, close relationships “form the foundation and theme of the human condition” (1983; p. 19). Although close relationships have fascinated writers and artists for ...
  • Although much relationship research focuses on romantic relationships, relationship research also investigates friendships, family relationships, sexual relationships, and relationships between coworkers. Within the scope of romantic relationships, researchers have addressed numerous ...
  • Relationship researchers use a diverse array of methods and approaches to study interpersonal relationships. Although our research frequently takes the form of laboratory studies, relationship researchers also use field studies, self-report ...
  • While nearly everyone has experienced their own relationships or has observed friends’ relationships, common sense or personal experience is often misleading. For example, a common saying suggests that “opposites attract.” But ...