Relationship formation essay plan - filter theory

an essay plan i have made for a question on relationship formation. you can talk about one or more theory, i choose filter and throughout mentioned other theories. enjoy :D

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RELATIONSHIPS - FORMATION ESSAY
Define formation
Introduce filter theory ­ Kerchoff & Davies 1962
Field of available (1st stage)
PROXIMITY IS IMPORTANT ­ LINK TO OTHER THEORIES.
EG, GO TO COLLEGE - FIELD OF AVAILABLES EVERYBODY ELSE AT
COLLEGE
SUPPORTING RESEARCH ­ BOSSARD 1932 ­ THIS IS SUPPORTED BY
RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY BOSSARD INTO THE IMPORTANCE OF
PROXIMITY IN THE FORMATION OF RELATIONSHIPS. The `MARRIGE
LISCENCE' study found a significant number of people getting married
lived in close proximity to each other
RESEARCH IS DATED - INTRODUCTION OF INTERNET DATING ALSO
PEOPLE ARE MOBILE NOW THAN IN 30'S
Field of desirables (2nd stage)
WE FILTER OUT PEOPLE FROM THE FIRST STAGE AND ARE LEFT WITH
FIELD OF DESIRABLES
WE MAY FILTER OUT PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PHYSICALLY ATTRACTIVE
LINK TO OTHER THEORIES ­ MATCHING HYPOTHESIS ­ FEAR OF
REJECTION SETTLE FOR A MATCH
SUPPORTING RESEARCH ­WASLSTER ET AL `COMPUTER DANCE'
EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH ­ PHYSICAL ATTRACTION IS AN
INDICATION OF GOOD HEALTH AND FERTILITY ­ PICK IDEAL MATE
AND HAVE HEALTHY CHILDREN
HALO EFFECT ­ PHYSICAL ATTREACTION DENOTES GOOD
ATTRIBUTIONS
WE MAY FILTER OUT PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SIMILAR TO US
SIMILARITY IS IMPORTANT FOR THE FORMATION OF RELATIONSHIPS
LINKS TO SELF DISCLOSURE
FOA ­ AGREEMENT OF OPPINIONS CONSTITUES AS REWARD MORE
LIKELY TO AGREE IF SIMILAR TO YOU
SUPPORTING RESEARCH ­ NEWCOMBE 1956 ­ RACE RELATIONS
AND SEXUAL ATTITUDES QUESTIONNAIRE ­ FORMED FRIENDSHIPS
WITH THOES WHO WHERE SIMILAR
ANDROCENTRIC ­ ALL MALE STUDY ­ GIVES NO INSIGHT TOWARDS
FEMALES
ETHNOCENTRIC ­ U.S STUDY ­ NOT RELATE TO OTHER CULTURE

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SOCIAL DESIRABILITY EFFECT ­ QUESTIONNAIRE MAY HAVE SOCIAL
DESIRABILITY EFFECT ESPECIALLY OVER ISSUES SUCH AS
HOMOSEXUALITY DUE TO CULTURAL CONTEXT ­ ALSO DURING
FRESHERS WEEK ­ EAGER TO MAKE FRIENDS
CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES ­ HOMEOSEXUALITY MORE
CONTROVERSIAL IN THE 1950'S
STUDENT'S NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF POPULATION ­ STUDENTS
MAY NOT BE INTRESTED IN LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS ­ SUCH AS
THE REST OF ADULT POPULATION
UNETHICAL ­ OFFERING FREE ACCOMODATION ­ PEOPLE MAY
PARTICIPATE DUE TO FINANCIAL SITUATION NOT BECAUSE THEY
WANT TO
STUDY TELLS ABOUT FRIENDSHIPS NOT…read more

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