In Anger Management, we see a large display of interpersonal communication. In the Genesis of Interpersonal Relationships recap, I will explain some concepts and give examples from the movie. Also, I will identify, define and relate the stages of relationship development. Lastly, I will describe the main components of three theories that explain relational development.
In the Genesis of Interpersonal Relationships, there are 9 stages or concepts of relationship development. The first stage is “Interpersonal Attraction, which is the degree to which you want to form or maintain an interpersonal relationship. In the movie, the main character, Dave Buznick (Adam Sandler) get put into Anger Management for being misunderstood and raising his voice when he got mad at a security guard on a plane. While he’s going through the classes he is still trying to maintain a relationship with his girlfriend, Linda (Marisa Tomei). In several instances, such as competing for her heart with her ex-boyfriend/best friend Andrew, and his anger management coach Buddy, he tries his hardest to keep her heart set on him. In the end, he finds out all the tests he went through was set up by her to see if he would raise his self-confidence, and not be afraid to display affection out in public.
Identifying, defining and relating five stages of development in the movie Anger Management. As we see in the beginning of the movie, we see there is a “Proximity,” which is a physical nearness to someone that promotes communication and then attraction. He meets her and that physical attraction is there between them, but she worries that there is a part of him that needs to break free so that they feel the same way for each other. She wants him to show her how much he loves her. But he has a hard time doing that because he was embarrassed when he was younger, by a bully named Arnie.
There’s a “predicted outcome value” in all of this, which is the potential for a relationship to confirm your...