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Exchange theory- Who created the model
Thibault and Kelly
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Exchange theory- Whats a comparison level
The comparison between the amount of rewards you deserve with the amount you receive. It is influenced by social norms, previous relationships and self esteem
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Exchange theory- What is comparison with alternatives?
Looking at whether we could have our needs met, and receive better profit in a different relationship
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Exchange theory- Blau
Relationships can be expensive, they can also involve opportunity cost which includes time and energy
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Exchange theory- Duck
CLalt depends on state of current relationship. Costs are larger than rewards alternatives become more attractive, if your in a satisfying relationship this dosnt occur
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Exchange theory- Bargening stage
Explore the rewards and costs of social exchange by experimenting with them in our relationships or by oberserving others doing so
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Exchange theory- Sampling stage
Marks the begining of a relationship, romantic partners start exchanging various rewards and costs, negotiating and identifying whats most profitible
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Exchange theory- Commitment stage
As time goes on, sources of costs and rewards become more predictable and the relationship comes more stable as rewards increase costs lessen
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Exchange theory- Insitutionalisation stage
The partners are now settles down becuase the norms of the relationship in terms of rewards and costs are firmly established
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Exchange theory- Clark and Mills
It fails to seperate comunal and exchange relationships. Communal and romantic and excahnge could be between work colleauges. This means it can't account for the majority of relationships
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Exchange theory- Ignores equity
Central concern of SET is CL. This focus ignores equity which is a key factor in consideration of romantic partners. Limmited explanation as cant account for alot of research into relationships concluding equity is a big part
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Exchange theory- Argyle
We dont measure costs and rewards, but they just occur subconsciously, unless we are happy with the relationship
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Exchange theory-Miller
Supports Argyle, dissatisfaction comes before counting of costs and rewards and those who identified as being in a committed relationship spent less time looking at pictures of attractive people
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