Implicit theories of relationships: orientations toward evaluation and cultivation
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Implicit theories of relationships
Abstract: 

Implicit theories of relationships (ITRs) influence goals, motivations, attributions, and behavior in romantic relationships. We developed a model of ITRs that draws from social cognition, motivation, and achievement literatures, and derived conceptual parallels and hypotheses with regard to relationships. It is proposed that ITRs reflect the belief component of a larger system of motivations and goals that can influence the degree to which people are oriented toward the evaluation and cultivation of relationships. Research on ITRs is reviewed with regard to how they moderate well-documented associations between relationship perceptions and outcomes. Differences between ITRs and implicit theories in other domains are also discussed.

Author(s): 
Knee, C. Raymond
Patrick, Heather
Lonsbary, Cynthia
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Personality and Social Psychology Review: An Official Journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc
Journal Abbreviation: 
Pers Soc Psychol Rev
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Year: 
2003
Pages: 
41-55
Volume: 
7
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
1088-8683
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 12584056

Turabian/Chicago Citation

C. Raymond Knee, Heather Patrick and Cynthia Lonsbary. 2003. "Implicit theories of relationships: orientations toward evaluation and cultivation." Personality and Social Psychology Review: An Official Journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc 7: 1: 41-55.

Wikipedia Citation

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