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 knowing the impression of occasions on styles of social interplay. established round descriptions of twenty-one of the commonest occasions that folks stumble upon day-by-day, this research provides the instruments had to know how these occasions effect interpersonal habit. those descriptions are freestanding; every one offering research, study examples, and daily descriptions of the prototypical scenario. The authors construct upon interdependence concept, which stresses the way during which results are made up our minds by means of the constitution of interpersonal interplay. This research makes transparent precisely what's "social" approximately "social psychology."
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The above examples illustrate the important idea that any 2 × 2 outcome matrix can be decomposed into the three components – the BAC, MPC, and MJC matrices. 2, have entries for only one of the three components. Their coordination problem of clearing the log from the road is entirely deﬁned by its MJC component. 6. The Combination of Symmetrical Components That Combine to Form the “Hero” Situation A A a1 A a1 a2 a2 a1 4 a2 8 b1 8 + B + = 8 4 b2 4 8 4 BAC MPC MJC A a1 a2 12 0 b1 8 0 B 8 4 b2 4 12 Matrix 8∗ Hero ∗ The matrix number indicates the relevant entry in the body of the Atlas.
In characterizing interdependence in terms of outcomes, we identify abstract categories of situations each of which includes large numbers of diverse concrete situations. This is reﬂected in the variety of concrete examples we offer in each Atlas entry as illustrations of the abstract pattern of that situation. Thus, our analysis leaves behind the multitude of concrete everyday situations and problems – the various coordination problems of sharing limited seating, taking turns in conversation, avoiding collisions at four-way stop signs, and arriving when “dinner is served,” and the various exchange problems of giving Christmas presents, loaning tools to a neighbor who later gives helpful computer advice, trading compliments about personal appearance, and paying money for goods.
Kelley, 1979, pp. 63–64). 5, shows a clear conﬂict of interest. Kyoko obviously prefers that they go together to movie X and Eamon prefers the same for movie W. Each will be quite dissatisﬁed if they go separately to their preferred movies (she to X and he to W) and, of course, they will be even more dissatisﬁed if they go separately to their respective nonpreferred movies. 5 suggests that they might easily agree not to go separately, but will have a fairly sharp disagreement about where to go together.
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