Relationship and Identity Development

  • Charles Ehin


So far we’ve covered transformational relationships in general terms. Discovering and understanding the intricately and dynamically interrelated features of relationships, however, requires a much deeper investigation. The three basic factors of transformational relationships are (1) evolved human predispositions, (2) tacit knowledge, and (3) social capital. These features, which we’ll call the “triad” for simplicity, have some intriguing attributes. First, these factors are essential to life success. They will evolve in a person in a specific way in response to differing biophysical and social contexts. In technical terms, they are life sustaining and nondeterministic.


Social Capital Tacit Knowledge Network Member Human Predisposition Circular Causality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Ehin
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  1. 1.Westminster CollegeSalt Lake CityUSA

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