The Formation Of Romantic Relationships

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The Formation of Romantic Relationships
BYRNE + CLORE
REWA RD/NE ED SATISFICA TION
TH EO RY
We a re a tt
racted to s omeo ne w ho p r
ovides d i
rect
( posi
ti
ve)
r
einf
o r
ceme nt
.
(operant
cond i
ti
oning)
T his
creates posi
ti
ve f
ee l
ings
Wea rea ttract
edt
os
o me onew
h oa
rea
s sociat
edw ithp
o sit
ivee
v ent
s
(
classi
cal
c ondit
ioni
ng) al
so know n
as i
ndirect
r
einfor
c eme nt
.
T hey acquire
posit
ive val
ue because of
thi
s associ
ati
on .
GR I
FF I
TT
+ G UA Y
C reati
ve t
a sk
in
lab experi
me nt.
exp er
ime nterr
a ted parti
cipant=
parti
cipant
ratede
x p er
imen t
er.
(
ope r
an t
condit
ioni
n g)
r a t
ing onlooker.
onlookerr
ati
ngw ith exper
ime nterr
ati
ng(
r esul
ts
i
denti
ca l
)
ARO N ET AL
PHYSIOLOGICAL SUPPORT:
Q ue st
ionnair
eo nr
oma nt
icl
ove. Thosew
i t
h rat
ingh
a d brai
na
c ti
vit
y
of
r
e ward acti
vator
s.
E volved
from an cest
ors
to speed up
ma ti
ng process
CAT E ET AL
3 37i
nd i
vi
d ual
sq
u e st
ioned.
R ewardl
eve l
superi
or
too
t her
factor
si
nt he
f
orma t
ion of
rel
ati
o nshi
ps.
CRITICISM: r
e ward/
ne eds
a t
isf
acti
ont heoryo
n l
ye
x plorest
her
e cei
vi
n g
of
r
e wards.
H A YS f
ou nd t
hat we gai
n sati
sfact
ion
from gi
v i
ng as
w e l
l
as
receivi
ng.
CRITISCISM:
I
N DIVIDUA L
D I
F FE REN CES
D oes not
a ccount
for:
C ult
ural
diff
erences and gender di
ff
erences
S how i
ng thi
s theory
is
not
u ni
versal
L OT Ts
u ggestsi
no
t her
cult
u r
esw
o ma na
r emo
r ef
ocu sedo
nt hen
e eds
of
ot
h er
s than r
e wards/
reinf
orceme nt.
LACK
O F MU ND AN E REA LI
S M

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