Instructor: Dr. Marcia D. Dixson

Office hours: TR 2:00 - 4:00

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Office: NF 230B

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COM 597 The Dark Side of

Relational Communication

Fall, 2013



















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As your read Chapter 7 Infidelity: Whe, Where, Why

1. According to this chapter what are the likely causes of infidelity?

2. Which of the models of infidelity: the deficit model, investment model, attachment style explanations, the self expansion model, or the big five make more sense to you in explaining infidelity?

3. If there are "positive functional aspects of infidelity" (p. 189), why is there such a social norm against it?