Ch. 12 Flourishing relationships

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  1. What is minding?
    a form of relationship maintenance that includes knowing and being known, making relationship-enhancing attributions for behaviors, accepting and respecting, and maintaining reciprocity and continuity.
  2. What are aversive processes?
    the eliminating of negative relationship behaviors.
  3. What are appetitive processes?
    the promotion of positive relationship behaviors.
  4. What is flourishing relationship?
    a good relationship that continues to get better due to the concerted effort of both partners.
  5. What are the key components of minding relationships according to researcher Dr. John Harvey?
    knowing and being known, making relationship-enhancing attributions for behaviors, accepting and respecting, maintaining reciprocity and continuity in minding.
  6. What are relationship-enhancing attributions and why are they important to promoting positive functioning in relationships?
    attributing positive behaviors to dispositional causes and negative behaviors to external, situational causes.  provides those in the relationship to re-examine a behavior that does not seem to fit with that person's norm and being open to the possibility of external influences.
  7. What has Dr. John Gottman’s research shown us about the importance of creating a culture of appreciation to help support healthy relationship functioning?
    as we express appreciation in relationships it helps  to create stronger and longer lasting relationships. there is a 5 to 1 ratio of positive to negative in a healthy relationship, closer it gets to 1:1 the more likely to result in divorce.
  8. What are the “4 horsemen of the apocalypse” in terms of relationship behaviors that promote more negative interactions and likely eventual ending of the relationship?
    criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling.
  9. What are the 4 more positive or adaptive alternative relationship communication behaviors?
    complaint, appreciation, responsibility, and self-soothing.
  10. What does research say about the importance of how a partner responds when good news is shared by the other partner (capitalization)?
    how you approach aversive, negative, situations in the relationship and focusing on the appetitive, positive, situations in the relationship (capitalization of positive)
  11. What are the key findings suggesting a neurobiological underpinning of interpersonal connections?
    the social environment, mediated by actions of and attachment to the primary caregiver, influences the evolution of structures in a child's brain. maturation of the orbitofrontal cortex is influenced by interactions between the child and the caregiver. through orbitofrontal maturation, self-regulation of emotions is enhanced.
  12. How does purposeful positive behavior fit into the framework of making relationships flourish?
    through love relationships grow stronger and, in turn, flourish and facilitate the personal development of both participants. these are marked by purposeful positive behavior.
  13. What are the other components of the flourishing relationships model?
    infant attachment, adult attachment, and love leading to flourishing relationships.
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Ch. 12 Flourishing relationships
2014-04-03 22:15:29
Flourishing relationships
positive psych
vocab of flourishing relationships
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