Types of Human Interaction

Types of Human Interaction
Exchange
Competition
Accommodation
Cooperation
Conflict
- An interaction done to receive a reward or
reward for a certain action.
- This leads to exchange theory, the idea
that all actions are done for the sake of
reward.
- Almost all social interaction features
exchanges.
- The root of exchanges is reciprocity,
the idea that if you do something for
someone, they‘ll do something for you.
- Occurs when two or more people
oppose each other to attain a goal
that only one can achieve.
- Typically seen as the cornerstone of
capitalism; usually civil and for
admirable purposes.
- A state of balance between cooperation
and conflict.
- Research and prepare experiment
- Can take multiple forms, most often
compromise, truce, mediation, and
arbitration.
- Occurs when two
or more people/groups work together to
achieve a goal that will benefit more than
one person.
- Often used alongside competition as a
motivator.
- The deliberate effort to control, harm, or
oppose someone.
- Often begins as a form of competition
before evolving into a more serious
affair.
- Has very few serious rules and often
ends violently.
- Sociologist Georg Simmel identified four
sources of conflict: wars,
disagreements within groups, legal
disputes, and clashes over ideology, such
as religion or politics.
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