Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Social Exchange Theory
Profit and Loss
All social behaviour is series of exchanges
Individuals attempt to maximise rewards and minimise costs
In our society ­ exchange resources and expect a profit
Rewards from a relationship ­ cared for, companionship and sex
Costs from a relationship ­ effort, finances, time wasted…

Page 2

Preview of page 2

Profit and Loss
Notion used to explain why some women stay in abusive relationships
Rusbult and Martz ­ investments are high (e.g children and financial security) and alternatives low
(nowhere to live, no money) considered profit situation, therefore woman may stay in relationship

Comparison level
Simpson ­ asked participants to…


No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »