Originated by: Dr Felicia Rivera Megret
An interpersonal relationship is a strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. This association may be based on inference, love, solidarity, regular business interactions, or some other type of social commitment.
Interpersonal relationships are formed in the context of social, cultural and other influences. The context can vary from family, friendship, marriage, relations with associates, work, clubs, neighbourhoods, and places of worship. They may be regulated by law, custom, or mutual agreement, and are the basis of social groups and society as a whole.
This module looks the personal quality of empathy, where this is processed in the brain and what happens when it is processed.