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Matching Hypothesis
Proposed by Waltser. A theory that states that people get into relationships with a partner of similar attractiveness.
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Evaluation of matching hypothesis.
Physical attractiveness is only one thing that determines the strength of a relationship. There are gender differences, men consider a womans attractiveness to be very important whereas women don't, men can compensate with non physical features.
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Equity Theory
Proposed by Waltser, assumes that couples strive to achieve fairness in a relationship. Inequity = disatisfaction. Equity = satisfaction, therefore maintaining a relationship.
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Rollie and Duck's breakdown model
Breakdown; realising that there's a dissatisfaction, Intrapsychic; focus on the partners faults, dyadic; alert partner of the dissatisfaction, social; the breakup is aired to friends and family, grave dressing; prepare for life after the relationship
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Evaluation of Rollie and Duck's model
Akert found that the role the partner played in the decision to end the relationship was the most powerful predictor of the impact of the breakup on that person. The person that didn't initiate the breakdown were more miserable.
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Physical attractiveness is only one thing that determines the strength of a relationship. There are gender differences, men consider a womans attractiveness to be very important whereas women don't, men can compensate with non physical features.

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Evaluation of matching hypothesis.

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Proposed by Waltser, assumes that couples strive to achieve fairness in a relationship. Inequity = disatisfaction. Equity = satisfaction, therefore maintaining a relationship.

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Breakdown; realising that there's a dissatisfaction, Intrapsychic; focus on the partners faults, dyadic; alert partner of the dissatisfaction, social; the breakup is aired to friends and family, grave dressing; prepare for life after the relationship

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Card 5

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Akert found that the role the partner played in the decision to end the relationship was the most powerful predictor of the impact of the breakup on that person. The person that didn't initiate the breakdown were more miserable.

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