The Big Three
Managing Tensions
Tensions in Friendships
100
What are the 'Big Three' tensions in various relationships?
Dialectic of Integration, Dialectic of Certainty, and Dialectic of Expression
100
What are the four ways to manage dialectical tensions?
Selection, separation, neutralization, and reframing
100
What are two of the six main dialectical tensions that characterize friendships?
Independent-dependent, expressive-protection, judgement-acceptance, affection-instrumentality, public-private
200
Which dialectic focuses on how people communicate in ways that show consistency or inconsistency with the larger social group?
Dialectic of Certainty
200
Of the four ways to manage dialectical tensions, which involves talking about tensions so that they seem complementary rather than contradictory?
Reframing
200
Which tension involves being able to accept friends for who they are versus feeling free to offer criticism and advice?
Judgement-acceptance
300
Which type of manifestation deals with tensions people express about their relationships with one another?
Internal Manifestations
300
Of the four ways to manage dialectical tensions, which involves talking about the tensions in a way that values one side of the dialectic of the other?
Selection
300
Which tension reflects the tension between what the friendship 'out to be' and what the relationship 'really is?'
Ideal-Real
400
Which dialectic deals with the tension between keeping information private and sharing it with the social network?
Dialectic of Expression
400
Of the two ways of dealing with neutralization, which involves being ambiguous so that neither side of the dialectic is engaged?
Disqualification
400
Which dialectic focuses on the tension between wanting the freedom to pursue individual activities and depending on someone for help and support?
Independent-dependent
500
What type of tension occurs when couples communicate in ways that stress both the importance of spending time with other people as well as keeping to themselves?
Inclusion-seclusion Tension
500
Of the two ways to go about separation, which involves moving from one side of the dialectic to the other in a cyclical fashion?
Cyclic alternation
500
Which tension focuses on how much friends express versus keep information private?
Expressive-protection
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