Influences of Past Relationships on Subsequent Ones

  • William Ickes
Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)


How do past relationships influence subsequent ones? This question is an important one for social psychology in general and for the study of group processes in particular. Since it is almost axiomatic that past relationships do influence relationships formed later, our attempt to study the nature of this influence may reward us with an increased capacity to understand and even predict the interaction that occurs in dyads and larger groups.


Social Skill Birth Order Young Sister Individual Difference Variable Family Constellation 
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