Theories if Romantic Relationships

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  • Theories of Romantic Relationships
  • Commitment depends on 3 things
    • Satisfaction - extent rewards exceed costs
    • Investment - resources you would loose if relationship ended
    • Rusbult's Investment Model
      • Maintenance  - accomodation (tic for tac) -                   willingness to sacrfifice -                forgiveness -               ridiculing alternatives
  • Social Exchange Theory
    • Comparison level - amount of reward we believe we deserve develops out of past experiences, social norms and self-esteem
    • act out of self interest             rewards must exceed cost      potential alternatives less attractive
  • Both partners level of reward needs to be the same
    • Equity       Theory
  • 3. Commitment - stable and minimax works


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