Maintenance of Relationships

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What is the theory Thibaut & Kelly come up with?
Social Exchange Theory
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Why do people exchange?
To profit and avoid loss
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A standard of which all our relationships are judged.
Comparison level
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What will happen if the relationship exceeds the CL?
Will be deemed worthwhile
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Who conducted the study into gender differences?
Steil & Weltman
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What year did Steil and Weltman conduct their study?
1991
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What year did Thibaut & Kelly derive their theory?
1959
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Which psychologist supports the CL theory?
Simpson et al
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When did Simpson et al conduct their study?
1990
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Why did Clark & Mills reject the theory?
Doesn't represent all relationships.
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