Breakdown Model of Relationships

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1. Buckhurst et al. found what?

  • Men were more likely to cite sexual reasons for relationship disatisfaction and women were more likely to cite emotional reasons
  • Relationship therapy improves 2 thirds of relationship's quality
  • Recently broke up undergraduates experienced personal distress and growth
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2. Rollie and Duck developed which study?

  • Equity Model
  • Breakdown Model
  • Social Exchange Model
  • Investment Model

3. What is the Intrapsychic Process?

  • individual will seek out peers for support
  • Partners break up then prepare different stories for different audiences
  • Individual starts to question relationship, resent and brood on partner's faults
  • Individual's uncertainties and anxieties regarding the relationship grow

4. What is the resurrection process?

  • Individual starts to question relationship, resent and brood on partner's faults
  • Individual grows and learns from this relationship to go onto future relationship
  • Partners break up then prepare different stories for different audiences
  • Individual will seek out peers for support

5. Which process suggests that the partners break up then prepare different stories for different audiences?

  • Grave-dressing process
  • Resurrection process

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