By Robin M. Kowalski (auth.), Robin M. Kowalski (eds.)

Aversive behaviors have larger impression on social interactions than is mostly said, making a choice on own delight, interpersonal charm, selection of companions, and the process relationships. What motivates aversive behaviors? To what quantity do they receive wanted results? In what methods are they pointless and damaging? How do other folks reply, emotionally and behaviorally? those are only a number of the many fascinating questions addressed through the sixteen revered researchers who give a contribution to AversiveInterpersonal Behaviors. 9 chapters provide this heretofore ignored topic the eye it truly is due, probing a depressing part of interpersonal relationships to appreciate either its harmful and adaptive nature.

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In addition, people's subjective utility curves are ordinarily steeper for losses than for gains (Kahneman & Tversky, 1982). That is, people are loss-averse; they react more strongly to the threat of losing what they already have than they do to the promise of gaining comparable outcomes that they do not yet have, even when the two results are logically equivalent. In this sense, relational partners really are able to hurt us more powerfully than they can reward us, both because the harm seems greater and because it touches us more deeply.

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