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Psychology unit 3 relationships revision




Maintenance of relationships- social exchange theory

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It's an economic theory that focuses on the costs and rewards and comparing them
to other relationships. There are 4 stages:

Sampling: consider the potential rewards and costs of relationships and
compare them to other relationships available at…

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Psychology unit 3 relationships revision




report a ratio of 5:1. The therapy aims to raise positive and profitable exchanges
and a study of 60 couples found that 2/3 improved. This supports the therapy as
it shows when rewards are greater, a relationship is maintained.

Doesn't account for communication in a…

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