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Psychology unit 3 relationships revision

Formation of relationships- role of similarity


We choose people who have similar personalities and attitudes to us. From a group
of prospective partners, we sort individuals into 2 groups, those who are different
from ourselves and those who are similar to ourselves. From those…

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Psychology unit 3 relationships revision

theory is reductionist as it ignores other factors meaning we only get a
limited understanding of how relationships are maintained.
Doesn't explain why some couples have different personalities but still
have successful relationships and this undermines the theory.
Similarity acts as positive reinforcement, so could…


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