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Psychology unit 3 relationships revision

Formation of romantic relationships: reward/need satisfaction theory


This is a behavioural explanation that states that relationships form if the
perceived benefits out way the perceived costs. We are attracted to people who
we find satisfying and gratifying to be with. In terms of operant…

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Only apply to westernised cultures as they tend to be individualistic where
people are focused on their own personal gains. In other countries people make
sacrifices for the gain of the whole group. Hill found that kinship bonds aren't
reliant on reinforcement for black Americans.


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