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Theories & Formation of Romantic Relationships




A01 Studies A02/3

Contact Contact
More contact = more attraction Festinger et al ­ found people in same halls =
Most contact used to be mainly more likely to become friends due to more
face-to-face contact
Now more people use social networking
sites to…

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Byrne ­ Law of attraction: the idea that which supports the idea that similarities do
how much we like someone is directly play some role within our lives and who we
related to how similar our attitudes are become friends with or form an…

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well partners fit together & meet
eachother's needs.

Reward/ need theories Reward/ need theories Reward/ need theories ­ evaluation
Long-term = likely to be formed if meets Rubsult & Van-Lange (1996) ­ rewards are Has different views about when needs
needs of parents &…

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