Glossary R

Relationship factors is a term in a common factors approach that refer to attributes of the therapeutic interaction that include the therapist’s skills that affect the client’s improvement.

Relationship interaction refer to the actions performed by group members that relate to or influence the emotional and interpersonal bonds within the group, including both positive actions, examples are social support, consideration and negative actions such as criticism or conflict

Relationship maintenance refer to the actions and activities used to sustain the desired quality of a relationship.

Relationship role refers to any position in a group occupied by a member who performs behaviors that improve the nature and quality of interpersonal relations among members, such as showing concern for the feelings of others, reducing conflict, and enhancing feelings of satisfaction and trust in the group.

Relationship superiority bias refers to a tendency to assume that one's own romantic relationship is better than other people's.

Relationship-enhancing style of attribution refers to the tendency of happy couples to attribute their partner’s good acts to internal factors and bad acts to external factors.

Relationship-oriented leader refers to a leader who is concerned primarily with the feelings of and relationships between the workers.

Relative deprivation refers to the perception that you (or your group) have less than you deserve, less than you have been led to expect, or less than people similar to you have

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