Theorpy of social exchange (due today).
There are some behaviors that people will display which I respond differently to depending on my feelings about them. If I am in a positive relationship, I might be more inclined to forgive minor problems and help when there are conflicts. However, my view of someone may change if I have had negative experiences with them in the past. In this case, it might make me less willing to show compassion or forgive. My reaction can be affected by the behavior of the person. For example, if they are rude or aggressive I would probably respond based on my level of trust and respect for them.
Overall it is natural for one’s feelings towards another person affect their reactions different situations . This bias, while not always helpful, can help us see the deeper issues in our relationships and allow us to recognize them.