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Outline and evaluate theories of formation, maintenance and breakdown of relationships, 25 marks.

The reward/ need satisfaction model (Byrne and Clore 1970) is a good example of how relationships
are formed. It is based on the behavioural model which is influenced by both operant and classical
conditioning where we form…

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Rollie and Duck (2006) have the most substantial model of relationship breakdown. It is a phase
model that describes six stages of relationship breakdown. These start from the initial breakdown,
intra psychic process, dyadic process, social process, grace dressing process to the resurrection
process where at the end a person…


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