Reward and Need

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Why do we form relationships according to the reward/need theory?
Based on rewards or reinforcements we receive from others
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What did Byrne 1971 state about this theory?
Makes sense because we like rewards more than puinishments
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What were Foa & Foa's six things we look for in relationships?
Sex, Status, Love, Help, Money and Agreeing with our Opinions
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What did Smith and Mackie find?
Happy longer term relationships meet many of the needs of both people
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The idea of rewards also.....
Underpins the other theories of relationships
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This approach has strong links to the behavioural approach in regards to rewards. Why is this good?
The behavioural approach has been shown to be a valid explanation of human behaviour
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What did Argyle 1988 find?
Reinforcement has been shown not to be significant factor in the strength of relationship between parent and child
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What does this theory assume?
People are totally selfish
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What makes this theory not applicable in collectivist cultures?
Arranged marriages are more common, it has been found that rewards are less important
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This theory only accounts...
For the earliest stages of attraction
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