By Harold H. Kelley, John G. Holmes, Norbert L. Kerr, Harry T. Reis, Caryl E. Rusbult, Paul A. M. Van Lange
The Atlas of Interpersonal events offers a scientific theoretical account for realizing the influence of occasions on styles of social interplay. based round descriptions of twenty-one of the commonest occasions that folks come upon day-by-day, this research offers the instruments had to know the way these events impact interpersonal habit. those descriptions are freestanding; each one delivering research, learn examples, and daily descriptions of the prototypical scenario. The authors construct upon interdependence concept, which stresses the way during which results are decided via the constitution of interpersonal interplay. This research makes transparent precisely what's "social" approximately "social psychology."
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For her outcomes in the MPC component, her outcomes are ﬁve units higher when Eamon cleans than when he does not. 5 for the lower row. We calculate the third component for Kyoko (the MJC component) by comparing her outcomes in the major diagonal of the matrix – from upper left to lower right – with those in the minor diagonal – from upper right to lower left. (This is a simple calculation of what is known in statistics as the “interaction effect” between the two causal variables constituted by their respective actions.
Outcomes” refer to the positive and/or negative consequences of their interaction for each person. Many different terms are used to describe these consequences, such as rewards and costs, positive and negative reinforcement, and beneﬁt versus harm. Positive outcomes are consequences that people seek to attain, increase, or maximize, and negative outcomes are consequences they seek 24 Introduction and Theory to avoid, reduce, or minimize. Using that meaning of “outcomes,” we distinguish situations in terms of the extent to which and the ways in which they make it possible for persons, by varying their behavior, to control each other’s outcomes.
For example, they may have access to different sources of information and, hence, be able to inﬂuence each other through sharing and assembling that information – that is, they may be informationally interdependent. Informational interdependence would include the ways in which people provide helpful cues to each other about such matters as the likely consequences of their actions or the proper sequence in which they should do things. People are also behaviorally interdependent, in the ways one person’s behavior directly affects the other’s behavioral options.
An Atlas of Interpersonal Situations by Harold H. Kelley, John G. Holmes, Norbert L. Kerr, Harry T. Reis, Caryl E. Rusbult, Paul A. M. Van Lange