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Ch 13: Interpersonal Communication in Love & Relationships

About This Chapter

Watch comprehensive video lessons that explore the forms of interpersonal communication found in different types of relationships. Following each lesson is a quiz you can take to help you determine how well you understand the materials.

Interpersonal Communication in Love & Relationships - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Interpersonal communication is a vital component of all types of relationships. This chapter's short video lessons provide a closer look at interpersonal communication in both romantic and workplace relationships. We explore the characteristics of love relationships as well as how culture or gender can play a role in how individuals communicate in such relationships. We also analyze how communication is impacted by whether a workplace relationship is romantic or platonic.

You can take the short multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each lesson to assess your grasp of the discussed topics. Also, you are free to ask an instructor if you have any questions. This chapter can help you understand the following:

  • How love relationships develop
  • The topic of jealousy as it pertains to communication in love relationships
  • Communication in both platonic and romantic workplace relationships
  • How love styles relate to interpersonal communication
  • Ways to handle relationship violence

VideoObjective
Love Relationships: Their Characteristics & How They Develop Discover the characteristics of love relationships and how they develop.
Love Styles & Interpersonal Communication Identify the various love types including eros and storge and how they relate to interpersonal communication.
Interpersonal Communication in Love Relationships: Topics & Influences Read about jealousy and how culture, gender and technology can impact love and communication.
Mentoring & Networking Relationships & Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace Analyze how interpersonal communication occurs in mentoring and networking relationships.
Romantic Relationships in the Workplace & Interpersonal Communication Study interpersonal communication in romantic workplace relationships.
Understanding Relationship Violence: Definition, Effects & Strategies Learn about the effects of relationship violence along with alternatives and strategies for handling it.

5 Lessons in Chapter 13: Interpersonal Communication in Love & Relationships
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Love Relationships: Their Characteristics & How They Develop

1. Love Relationships: Their Characteristics & How They Develop

Here we look at the development of love. What does it mean to be in a loving relationship? What are the steps that occur in every individual in entering one?

Love Styles & Interpersonal Communication

2. Love Styles & Interpersonal Communication

Our communication is often defined by our relationships. In this lesson, explore how the different styles of love can impact communication, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Interpersonal Communication in Love Relationships: Topics & Influences

3. Interpersonal Communication in Love Relationships: Topics & Influences

Communication is important throughout life, but nowhere is this more true than in a romantic relationship. In this lesson, we will look at the unique communication needs and expectations that come along with being in love.

Social Exchange Theory in Relationships: Definition, Examples & Predictions

4. Social Exchange Theory in Relationships: Definition, Examples & Predictions

In this lesson, we define and discuss social exchange theory and what it predicts about romantic relationships. We also define and discuss the theory's three components: cost-benefit analysis, comparison level, and comparison level of alternatives.

The Equity Theory of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions

5. The Equity Theory of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions

Sometimes, love isn't enough to sustain a relationship. In this lesson, we discuss the importance of equality in a relationship by defining equity theory. We go through the theory's proposals and how it predicts when we are most likely to stay in certain relationships.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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