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Managing social affiliation: a psycho-evolutionary theory of interpersonal balance

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Sauerland, Martin ; Hammerl, Marianne
Date of publication of this fulltext: 11 Mar 2008 16:20

Abstract (English)

A new psycho-evolutionary approach to human affiliation behavior, the so called theory of interpersonal balance, is presented. This theory integrates aspects of several existing affiliation theories into a broader evolutionary framework, thus revealing some facets of the affiliation motive that are neglected by other affiliation theories. Mainly, the theory points to the existence of a number of ...


Translation of the abstract (German)

In diesem Beitrag wird eine evolutionspsychologisch fundierte Theorie des affiliativen Verhaltens vorgestellt � die so genannte Theorie der interpersonalen Balance. Diese Theorie integriert Aspekte bereits existierender Affiliationstheorien in einen breiteren evolutionspsychologisch orientierten Kontext. Dadurch werden auch einige Facetten menschlichen Affiliationsverhaltens aufgedeckt, die von ...


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