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THE FORMATION
OF ROMANTIC
RELATIONSHIPS
REWARD/NEED SATISFACTION THEORY SIMILARITY THEORY
BYRNE & CLORE 1970 BYRNE, CLORE & SMEATON 1986
We are attracted to people who we find satisfying/gratifying to be with. Most stimuli in our lives can be viewed as being rewarding or punishing…

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CULTURAL/INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES (IDA) : The theory doesn't account for cultural and gender differences in the formation of relationships,
suggesting that it is not a universal explanation of the formation of relationships. Lott (1994) suggests that in many cultures women are more
focused on the…

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concluded that because women tend to seek less for themselves in a relationship, this makes
­ Theory doesn't explain why people leave relationships despite having no alternative, nor does it suggest how great the equity a less relevant explanation of relationship satisfaction in real-life…

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RSEARCH SUPPORT: BOEKHOUT ET AL. 1999 ROLLIE & DUCKS model is supported by observations of real-life break-ups.

A02/ Found that extramarital affairs were typically a direct reaction to a perceived lack of skills and/or GENDER DIFFERENCES ­ Women are more likely to stress unhappiness…

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A NON-EVOLUNTIONRY EXPLANATION (IDA) ­ RESEARCH SUPPORT ­ CLARK & HATFIELD RESEARCH SUPPORT ­ BUSS I989
AO2/A Some critics reject sexual selection as an explanation for male
preferences for younger women. An alternative explanation is
Study to investigate differences in reproductive
behaviour between men…

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