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22 Cards in this Set

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Interdependence Theory
Actions of one individual influence the outcome of another
Comparison Level
Quality of outcomes individual expects; determines satisfaction
Comparison Level for Alternatives
Lowest level of outcomes individual finds acceptable; determines dependancy
Correspondence of Outcomes
Degree to which events are mutually beneficial or mutually aversive
Cohesiveness Model
Addresses whether an established relationship is likely to be maintained or dissolved
-attraction forces
-barrier forces
King & Christensen Guttman Scale
Stage 1: mutual attraction
Stage 2: identified as couple
Stage 3: identify feelings as love; exclusive relationship
Stage 4: think about living together/wedding
Stage 5: coordinate on time, money
Stage 6: Engaged/married/live together
Self Disclosure: Social Penetration Theory
-willingness to disclose info to partner
-start with superficial, shallow disclosure
-then, greater depth and breadth of disclosure
3 Dimensions of Trust
1. predictability
2. dependability
3. faith
Johnson's Theory of Commitment
1. Personal commitment: desire to continue the relationship
2. Moral commitment: feeling that relationship ought to continue
3. Structural commitment: feeling that relationship must continue
Mental frameworks that influence how we take in and process info
Balance Theory
Cognitions tend to be organized in a harmonious, balanced manner
Cognitive Dissonance
An uncomfortable feeling due to..
(a) inconsistency between attitude, or
(b) inconsistency between attitude and behavior
Schachter's Two-component Theory
Stage 1: physiological arousal
Stage 2: look to situation to explain arousal
Problem-focused coping
Active coping, planning, seeking instrumental social support
Emotion-focused coping
Venting, wishful thinking, seeking emotional social support, avoidance, positive self talk
Big '5' Personality Model
-openness to experience
Oriented positively to the social environment and enjoys being center of attention
Person's sensitivity to negative stimuli; stability of mood/behavior over time
Tendency to monitor or regulate the images that one presents to others
-High SM: gain attention, entertain, make impressions
-Low SM: convey authentic feelings
Sternberg's Triangular Theory
1. Intimacy
2. Passion
3. Commitment
Lee's Colors of Love Taxonomy
Eros: passion, exclusivity
Ludus: playing games, no commitment
Storge: friendship, commitment
Pragma: practical, compatibility
Mania: preoccupation, possessiveness
Agape: sacrificing, altruistic
Self-expansion Theory of Love
Inclusion of Other in Self(IOS): including resources, perspectives, and characteristics