Why do we form relationships?
- Similarity thesis
- Rewards (Social Exchange Theory) = Rewards outweigh costs
Knapp's Model of Relational Development
ACT OUT THAT STAGE
- In groups, you will be assigned 3-4 stages to act out in the 'coming together', 'relational maintenance', or 'coming apart' stage.
- Read the stages as a group or individually
- Audience members should be able figure out what stage the relationship is on.
What are some limits to this model?