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why where gay and lesbian understudied?
they are in the minority. homosexuality was illegal and was a mental illness till 1973
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what did peplau 1991 say about duration of gay and lesbian relationships?
50% gay men and 65% lesbian women are in steady relationships
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what did Kurdek 2003 say about the duration of homosexual relationships?
lesbian relationships were shorter than gay
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what did kurdek and schmitt find about similarity in homosexual relationships?
little similarity in gay couples except age
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what did kurdek 2003 friend about similarity in homosexual relationships?
similar age, education, income. 80 gay 53 lesbian studied 1986-2000
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what did Kurdek and schmitt find about relationship satisfaction for homosexuals?
gay + lesbian couples reported similar levels of love for each other, which was not true for heterosexual couples
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what did peplau 1991 find about similarities between homosexual and heterosexual couples?
satisfaction is high when rewards are high and the costs are low.
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what are the two studies in mediated relationships?
reduced cue theory social identity model of deindividation effect
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what is the cue theory 1987?
computer mediated communication lacks direct social cues such as eye contact or body language. reduced cues theory suggest this makes it less effective than face to face communication
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what is social identity model of deindividuation?
suggests that CMC can lead to deindividuation but this is because people feel anonymous within a group and adapt the groups social identity. social identity causes internalisation of group norms can explain why people ignore normal social controls.
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evaluate reduced cue theory?
early research found people more aggressive harder to reach an agreement using CMC. however emoticons make CMC effective allowing people to flirt. slower replys can indicate intimacy. walters showed that reduced cue are unimportant.
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evaluate social indentitfy model of deindividuation?
spears et al supported SIDE by showing that anonymity strengthens social identity and CMC friends form strong relationships CMC carries risk of deception.
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evaluate same sex relationships?
kurdek and schmitt used well matched samples. the sample was biased as more married couples were from on geographical area were wealthier and had been together longest. kurdek sample was mainly white and well educated not representative.
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