Formation of Romantic Relationships

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Bryne and Clore
Reward/need satisfaction theory. Operant conditioning to repeat any behaviour with a desirable outcome. Attraction through association = CC where we associate people with pleasant events.
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Griffitt and Guay
Evaluated on a creative task and then rated the experimenter
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Sheldon
FB use - associated with indicators of relationship satisfaction. Connected used FB to satisfy their sociability needs. Disconnected lack this satisfaction through face and so use FB to cope
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Aron et al.
Participants who scored highly on a self report questionnaire of romantic love showed strong activity. Subcortical reward regions - rich in the neurotransmitter dopamine
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Lott
Cultural differences as in some cultures - women are more focused upon the needs of others
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Aron
Evolved so individuals focus their energy on specific individuals
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Bryne, Clore and Smeaton
Similarity - prefer individuals who are similar to us.
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Caspi and Herbener
Married couples more similar to one another are happier
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Rosenbaum
Dissimilarity repulsion hypothesis
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Yoshida
Ignores many other factors (economic level/self concept/physical condition)
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Condon and Crano
Similarity lessens the chance of rejection and alignment of attitudes is rewarding in itself (OC)
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