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 presents a scientific theoretical account for realizing the effect of events on styles of social interplay. based round descriptions of twenty-one of the commonest events that individuals come across day-by-day, this research offers the instruments had to know how these occasions impact interpersonal habit. those descriptions are freestanding; every one delivering research, learn examples, and daily descriptions of the prototypical state of affairs. The authors construct upon interdependence concept, which stresses the way within which results are decided through the constitution of interpersonal interplay. This research makes transparent precisely what's "social" approximately "social psychology."
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They are driving north on their way to record bird songs in a meadow along a branch of the Holmes River. They had made this same trip 3 weeks before in order to join members of the Nature Sounds Society in recording the wrens, red-winged blackbirds, bullfrogs, cicadas, and so on, that are plentiful in that particular meadow. They both had found it an exhilarating experience. Eamon was especially taken with the technology of the parabolic and shotgun microphones and the high ﬁdelity recordings. For her part, Kyoko treasured the bird songs themselves, which reminded her of her childhood on the farm her father had leased near the small Swedish enclave of Langeburg in the Central San Joaquin Valley.
That suggests that there is considerable agreement between the two in what they want to happen – a fact also shown in the scatterplot. A closer examination of the results suggests that there may be some gender-role based division of labor here. She gains more from doing the cleaning herself than from having him do it, whereas the opposite is true for his outcomes. His outcomes increase more when she does the cleaning than when he does it. And she has a stronger interest than he in having them do the same thing, that either both pitch in and do the work or that neither does.
Better-than-expected outcomes are experienced as pleasant, and worse-than-expected, as disappointing. In other cases, the neutral outcome is deﬁned by what a person can get in an alternative situation or with an alternative partner – the concept of “comparison level for alternatives” (Thibaut & Kelley, 1959). ”) In the log removal example above, Kyoko’s trick back may yield her largely negative outcomes when the two lift, especially if she tries to lift the heavier end of the tree trunk. If the imminent sunrise threatens to spoil their day’s recording effort, an essential feature of the situation is the extremely negative outcomes for both persons that will result from failure to coordinate their efforts quickly.
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