Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

ontext:  There are many conversations we have with our personal relations that may elicit emotionally charged feelings like frustration, disappointment, discouragement, anger, etc.  First take time to review social emotional skills linked below.  Sometimes when we have external stressors putting pressure on us, we may have less energy to devote to the stress in our relationships.  One tool, called the HARD conversation model, HALTING conversation, ATTENDING to our nervous system response, REPAIRING, and DEBRIEFING can be used to re-engage to problem solve.  Pick a situation in which you were able to notice increased anxiety or tension and used this model to calm the nervous system so you were able to re-engage relationship strategies.  Apply practical steps to each of the stages in this model.  How does this model impact awareness of the relationship and problem solving?  3 pages APA please.


Dropbox: Please submit a 3 page summary with references



Readings and Research

Textbook Read Chapter 10 in Intimate Relationships by Miller, R.S. Additional Readings Please read the following articles, available by entering the title of the article using Library Guides link to library above Baker, L. & McNulty, J.K. (2010). Shyness and marriage: Does shyness shape even established relationships? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 36(5) 665–676. Cacioppo, J.T., Fowler, J.H., & Christakis, N.A. (2009). Alone in the crowd: The structure and spread of loneliness in a large social network. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97(6), 977–991.

Additional Resources

· Overcoming Loneliness

· Are You Shy?

· How Shy Are You? Interactive online self-test

· Dr Murthy

· Across lifespan

· young adults and virus

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