Relationship Experiences and Emotional Well-Being

Harry T. Reis

in Emotion, Social Relationships, and Health

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195145410
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848201 | DOI:

Series: Series in Affective Science

Relationship Experiences and Emotional Well-Being

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In the beginning of this chapter, several studies about the association between social participation and inner happiness are cited. An abundance of literature supporting this connection implies that relationships are vital to an individual's adjustment, physical progress, immunity, and emotional maturity. It becomes logical then to stand on the affective side of the personality, which is centered on the underlying processes and effects involved in the interplay between emotional experience and social network. Despite all these, some researchers have concluded that there have been insufficient proofs to the essential mechanisms and the kinds of ties that induce advantageous and detrimental effects to the overall well-being of humans. This chapter takes the aforementioned premise as a reference point of its aim to break down the components and the aspects of relationships that influence emotional welfare.

Keywords: social participation; intrinsic side; relationships; adaptation; development; personality; emotional experience

Chapter.  18410 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Psychology

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