For this activity you should think about a time when ONE
of your interpersonal needs (inclusion, affection or control) was not
met by a relational partner. This could be a romantic partner, a family
member or a friend. Provide a brief description (1 – 2 sentences) of the
situation, then answer the following questions:
- How did your partner respond? Did he/she notice? How did your partner attempt to change to meet your unmet need?
- What exactly did you want your partner to do to meet the unmet need? Be specific – what behaviors or communication was lacking?
- How did this unmet
need affect how you communicated with your relational partner? Be
specific – did you talk to him/her less, share less personal
information, communicate nonverbally differently?
Format: FSWs must be typed, double – spaced, with one-inch margins in a twelve-point, Times New Roman
font. APA (American Psychological Association) style must be used to cite the text and any supplemental
research resources. Basic guidelines for this style are available on Blackboard. PLEASE NOTE: Only .doc and
.docx file formats will be accepted.
Length: As the name suggests, these are focused writings; no introduction or conclusion paragraphs are needed.
Instead, your FSW should contain 2 – 3 paragraphs that will include a conscientious, detailed response. Each
FSW should begin with a Title Page and include a properly formatted header (see below).
Writing: Although these assignments are brief and less formal than the longer, research supported paper in this
course, you are still expected to submit college level writing.