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    • Economic theory
      • Social exchange theory
        • we aim to get more rewards tha costs, otherwise the relationship is pointless
      • Equity theory
        • FAIRNESS within the relationship
          • we all want to get back what we put in therefore if we don't we believe that something isn't right
            • By not receiving the same creates INEQUALITY
      • Comparison levels
        • you imagine a relationship to be a certain way, therefore compare your standard against all relationships
          • these imaginations are mainly based on previous experiences and memories
        • Comparison levels for alternatives
          • the idea that getting into a new relationship with someone else that will produce more rewards than the existing relationship is producing
    • Reward and cost
      • our rewards minus our costs equals our outcome
      • we enter a relationship in order to gain rewards.
      • If the relationship will produce us with profitable outcomes we will enter it
      • It's a balance stand- we are always different depending on the rewards and needs
      • When entering the relationship we have biological, emotional and social needs
    • Investment model
      • if a relationship is coming to an end we weigh up how much we have invested into it, which decides whether or not if its important
        • DEFINITION: ANYTHING YOU PUT INTO THE RELATIONSHIP THAT WILL BE LOST IF YOU LEAVE

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