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Interdependency

Our reliance on others

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Social Exchange

Relationships involve the mutual exchange of desirable rewards with others

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Interdependence Theory (Thibaut & Kelley)

A social exchange theory suggesting that rewards and costs that are associated with interpersonal relationships are related to people's expectations of them

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Rewards

Anything within an interaction that is desirable to the recipient

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Costs

Undesirable experiences from interactions

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Outcomes

The total profit or loss a person gets from an interaction

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Comparison Level

The value of the outcome we believe we deserve in our relationships

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Investments (Rusbult)

The things we can lose in a relationship if it ends

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Comparison Level for Alternative (CLalt)

The outcomes you would receive if you left your current relationship for the best alternative

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Current Outcomes > CL & CLalt

Happy and Stable relationship

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CLalt > Current Outcomes > CL

Happy and Unstable Relationship

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CL > Current Outcomes > CLalt

Unhappy and Stable relationship

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CL & CLalt > Current Outcomes

Unhappy and Unstable relationship

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Principle of Lesser Interest

The partner who depends less on a relationship will have more power

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Approach Motivation

Our motivation for doing things comes from wanting pleasure
Desired experiences => positive emotion

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Avoidance Motivation

We want to avoid undesirable experience and reduce negative feelings

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Self-Expansion Model

We are attracted to partnerships that expand the range of our interests, skills, and experiences

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Relational Turbulence

Period of adjustment as couples get used to their increasing interdependence

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Lack of Effort

Relationships are more satisfying when people work at them

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Interdependency as a magnifying glass

Interdependency magnifies conflict
We're more affected by the moods of our partner

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Access to Weaponry

Intimacy means that your partner knows your secrets and weaknesses

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Unwelcome Surprises

Learning things about our partner that we thought we knew

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Unrealistic Expectations

Learning undesired that you didn't know about your partner

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Exchange Relationships

People do favours for others expecting favours in return

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Communal Realtionships

People provide favours and support without expecting anything inreturn

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Equity Theory

People are most satisfied when there is proportional justice in their relationships

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Overbenefitting

Receiving better outcomes than we deserve

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Underbenefitting

Receiving worse outcomes than we deserve

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The Distress of Inequity

Everybody is nervous in an inequitable relationship

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Commitment

The disire for a relationship to continue and the mativation to maintain it

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Rusbult's Investment Model

1. Satisfaction Level
2. Quality of Alternatives
3. Investment Size

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Johnson's 3 Types of Commitment

1. Personal Commitment (satisfaction)
2. Constraint Commitment (cost of leaving the relationship)
3. Moral Commitment (breaking vows)

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Accomodation

People refrain from responding to provocation from their partner

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Perceived Superiority

Couples think that their relationship is better that everyone else's