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Princess Natasha Daniel Psychology Mr Morrissey




Outline and evaluate the formation of romantic relationships (24 Marks)

The reward/need satisfaction theory (Byrne & Clore) suggests that we are attracted to people who
we find satisfying or gratifying to be with. The sort of things we find rewarding tend to reflect our…

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2. From the ones remaining, they're most likely to choose somebody who is similar to
themselves

Byrne's model emphasises similarity of personality and of attitudes. As time progresses people's
attitudes towards things become similar ­ this is called `attitude alignment'.

Condon supported the view…

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