Essay Plan for Formation of Relationships

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This is an abbreviated essay plan which i used in preparation for my A2 Psychology exam for the AQA exam board.

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Essay plan 1 ­ Two explanations for the formation of s
RNST: Define Byrne & Clore (1970)
Operant conditioning [R+P] ... e.g. putdowns etc.
$ Griffit & Guay (1969) a) ­ creative task
Classical conditioning [assoc] ... e.g. pleasant feelings at party
$ Griffit & Guay (1969) b) ­ creative task with observer
Synoptic ­ Behavioural = easily test between vs
Lab = Extraneous vs controlled
Lab = low mundane realism
Culture bias = only w) Cs, cCs have diff ideas on how s formed
$ Lott (1994) ­ Women in other Cs more concerned with
meeting needs of others than receiving rewards themselves
Synoptic - Method = self report, social desirability
Behavioural = why do people fall for selfish ps?
SIM: Define Byrne, Clore & Smeaton (1986)
Personality: Reject dissim, choose most sim from remaining
$ Caspi & Herbener (1990) ­ sim married cs, higher sat than dissim cs
Synoptic ­ Sample = real married cs, high mundane realism
Attitude: `Attitude alignment' can occur [1/both adjust view]
Links to RNST ­ validate those with same beliefs, they are rewarding
// Alternative ­ Rosenbaum (1986) ­ dissimilarity-repulsion hypothesis
$ Singapore (Singh & Tan, 1992) & USA (Drigotas, 1993)
Synoptic - Diff types of cs, can generalise to a wider selection
W Yoshida (1972) ­ reductionist: only P & A, other factors SC, F, and PC
$ Speakman et al (2007) - Choose ps with sim levels bdy fat
W Lehr & Geher (2006) - description of stranger [A+P], told if they
were liked by them. If sim & liked by them = more attractive.
Links to RNST ­ Being liked is rewarding
Synoptic - Lab = low mundane realism
Sampling = both genders used
Sampling = Age bias, students [less experience than older ps]


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