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ERIC Number: ED141702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Conceptual Model of Interpersonal Attraction (Centers' Instrumental Theory) Useful in Marriage and Family Counseling.
Kilgo, Reese D.
Based upon Maslow's hierarchy of human needs, interpersonal attraction (any personal relationship characterized by love and affection; husband-wife, parent-child, friendship) can be seen as the mutual meeting of emotional needs, especially at the fourth level (love needs) and the fifth level (esteem needs). These levels are differentiated into 10 specific needs (visual pleasure, attention, admiration, affection, companionship, understanding, acceptance, closeness, permanence, and appreciation), which are then analyzed by each individual in the relationship and communicated, with the help of the counselor, to the other. Program format includes short exposition and discussion, followed by a demonstration of the model using participant volunteers. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (October 19-23, 1976, New York, N.Y. ) ; Best copy available