An Atlas of Interpersonal Situations by Harold H. Kelley, John G. Holmes, Norbert L. Kerr, Harry T.

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 realizing the impression of occasions on styles of social interplay. dependent round descriptions of twenty-one of the most typical occasions that individuals come upon day-by-day, this research provides the instruments had to know how these events effect interpersonal habit. those descriptions are freestanding; each one offering research, study examples, and daily descriptions of the prototypical scenario. The authors construct upon interdependence idea, which stresses the way within which results are decided by means of the constitution of interpersonal interplay. This research makes transparent precisely what's "social" approximately "social psychology."

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The most unique aspect of the procedure is that the two independent variables (Kyoko’s and Eamon’s behavioral options) have different psychological implications for the two persons affected. For example, the column effect for his outcomes reflects her control over him, but the column effect for her outcomes reflects her control over herself. This is reflected in our labeling of the effects from the perspective of the person affected. That is, we refer to them as “actor” or “partner” effects rather than in terms of the independent variable responsible for the effect.

Chapter 1 emphasized that our broad purpose in analyzing situations is to use them to understand patterns of interaction that we observe in daily life. And on the assumption that interaction is jointly determined by situations and the “personalities” of the actors, the situation analysis provides a systematic way to distinguish the interpersonal motives and attitudes that people display through their interaction. In short, the abstract analysis of situations has the consequence that interaction and personality are also viewed in abstract terms.

84), and it implements that view by borrowing payoff matrices from game theory (Luce & Raiffa, 1957) and adapting them to the broader purposes of an interpersonal psychology. Other, newer elaborations of the theory, concerning situational conditions affecting the timing and sequencing of behavior and the availability of information, are less well developed but deserve and receive attention in our Atlas. ” In its pursuit of that goal, the theory succeeds Harold Kelley had primary responsibility for preparation of this chapter.

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