Formation

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  • Formation
    • Similarity Theory
    • Reward/Need Satisfaction Theory
      • - We are attracted to people who provide us with direct reinforcement
      • -Rewarding stimli = Happy feelings. -Punishing stimli = Unhappy feelings.
        • OPERANT CONDITIONING
      • We like people that are associated with pleasant events...
        • previously neutral stimlus can become +ive valued due to association with pleasant event and VICE VERSA
  • - We are attracted to people who provide us with direct reinforcement
  • OPERANT CONDITIONING
  • We like people that are associated with pleasant events...
    • previously neutral stimlus can become +ive valued due to association with pleasant event and VICE VERSA
  • Importance of reward = GRIFFITT & GUAY:- pps were evaluated on a task by an experimenter. -asked to rate how much they liked the experimenter. -+ive feelings if the experimenter was nice.
  • Supports as you are trying to get your needs met when they lack somewhere else. for eg comfort or attention
    • people who felt 'CONNECTED' in relationship =used facebook for SOCIALBILITY
  • EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH:- we've evolved to be happy when we meet someone to speed up mating process and increase offspring.
    • HOLLLISTIC VIEW:- research focuses on both bio and evolutionary
  • How important are rewards? = CATE ET AL:- asked 337 pps to assess their current relationship in terms of reward and satisfaction. FOUND reward level was superior to all other factors determing relationship satisfaction. --- ONLY EXPLORES THE RECEIVING OF REWARDS & IGNORE THE IDEA OF GOOD DEEDS MAKING YOU HAPPY.

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