Formation of romantic relationships

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  • Created on: 24-01-11 17:42

The filter model

-Kerchkoff and Davis (62)

  • Model proposes that relationships develop through different filters- different filters are important at different times.
  • Potential partners are filtered to those we consider potential partners.
  • Filter 1- similarity of social variables
  • Filter 2- similarity of attitudes and values
  • Filter 3- complementary of emotional needs- refers to how well people meet each others needs.


Strength of model;

  • KERCHKOFF AND DAVIS (62)- longitudinal study of student


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