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Formation
Form a relationship because it is rewarding. The theory focuses on 3 factors: Proximity (Festinger), Physicaly Attractiveness (Walster 6) and Similarity (Newcomb).
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Formation & Maintenance
Matching Hypothesis. Brown: Learned sense of what works. Walster 69: study where they chose their own partners. Murstein: Couples similar in looks. Murstein & Christy: Married couples more similar in looks.
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Maintenance
Social Exchange Theory. Maximise rewards & minimsie costs. $ stage model: sampling, bargaining, commitment, insitutionalisation. Dependant on CL and CLAIT. Evidence: Rusbult. Equity Theory. Hartfield.
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Dissolution
Social Exchange Theory. Equity Theory. Models: Duck & Lee.
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Sexual Selection & Human Reproduction
Evolutionary Theory (evolve through natural and sexual selection. Male and female differences (Buss). Body shape (Hip). Sexual enthusiasm (Clark).
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Sexual Differences in Parental Investment / Evolutionary Explanation
Bateman's Theory. Triver's Theory.
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Matching Hypothesis. Brown: Learned sense of what works. Walster 69: study where they chose their own partners. Murstein: Couples similar in looks. Murstein & Christy: Married couples more similar in looks.

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Formation & Maintenance

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Social Exchange Theory. Maximise rewards & minimsie costs. $ stage model: sampling, bargaining, commitment, insitutionalisation. Dependant on CL and CLAIT. Evidence: Rusbult. Equity Theory. Hartfield.

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Social Exchange Theory. Equity Theory. Models: Duck & Lee.

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Evolutionary Theory (evolve through natural and sexual selection. Male and female differences (Buss). Body shape (Hip). Sexual enthusiasm (Clark).

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