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Social Exchange Theory > Inappropriate assumptions underlying SET
Clark and Mills- not all relationships involve exchange of rewards and comparison of costs.
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Social Exchange Theory > Direction of cause and effect
Research shows that dissatisfaction comes before consideration of alternatives (Miller)
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Social Exchange Theory > SET ignores equity
Both partners profit needs to be roughly similar; equity theory suggests that this is more important than the rewards and costs for each.
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Social Exchange Theory > Measuring SET concepts
The costs and rewards are difficult to measure in real life.
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Social Exchange Theory > Artificial Research
Snapshots studies using game play scenarios do not resemble real life exchange relationships.
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Equity Theory > Supporting research evidence
Utne et al found that couples in an equitable relationship are most satisfied
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Equity Theory > Cultural Influence
Aumer-Ryan found that in collectivist societies partners are more satisfied when they are over benefiting
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Equity Theory > Individual Differences
Not everyone is concerned about equity - benevolents tolerate under benefit and entitled believe they deserve over benefit
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Equity Theory > Types of Relationship
Clark and Mills- equity means more in non-romantic relationships, less important to romantic satisfaction
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Equity Theory > Contradictory Research Evidence
Not all relationships become more equitable over time, other factors are more important
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Rusbult's investment model > Supporting Research Evidence
Le and Agnew meta-analysis showed all three factors of the model predicted relationships commitment
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Rusbult's investment model > Explains Abusive Relationships
Rusbult and Martz found that abused partners who were committed reported greatest investment and lowest CLalt
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Rusbult's investment model > Oversimplifies Investment
Goodfriend and Agnew extended the theory to include the importance of future plans as part of investment.
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Rusbult's investment model > Methodological strengths
Self-report measures are useful because what matters in relationships is perception rather than reality.
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Rusbult's investment model > Based on Correlational Research
Only shows relationship not cause and effect.
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Research shows that dissatisfaction comes before consideration of alternatives (Miller)

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Social Exchange Theory > Direction of cause and effect

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Both partners profit needs to be roughly similar; equity theory suggests that this is more important than the rewards and costs for each.

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The costs and rewards are difficult to measure in real life.

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Snapshots studies using game play scenarios do not resemble real life exchange relationships.

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