Dissolution Of A Romantic Relationship

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Zwahr-Castro, J., & Dicke-Bohmann, A. K. (2014). Who can be friends? Characteristics of those who remain friends after dissolution of a romantic relationship. Individual Differences Research, 12(4-A), 142-152.
In this article, the author used an optimal size of 522 college students that included the friends and family of the same college students. This study seeks the participation in a self-assessment study on whether or not a former couple remained friends after a dissolution of a romantic relationship. The breakdown consists of the following:
• 179 males
• 345 females
• 32.2% Caucasians
• 55.4% Latinos
• 6.1% African Americans
• 3.4% Asians
• .4% Middle Eastern
The hypothesis is that the people who were participating in this research with
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A Type I error would be that the partners participating in this study may have perceived an entirely different experience of the same relationship at the time this study was taken place. This would have affected the ending resulting with falsified numbers. A Type II error that occurred in this study was the addition to the results that there was no distinguish between the participants who went through a divorce and those who ended a non-marital romantic relationship but there was also no significant relationship that was found between the obliging conflict style and any of the Big Five factors. By integrating false numbers and “facts” into a study this could possibly have an impact on future studies. On a case by case basis, a Type I error is preferable to a Type II error because a Type I error is more dangerous to make than a Type II depending on the study. On this study the Type I error is much worse because the numbers were already integrated into the results. The probability of making a Type I error is X, which is the level of significance that is set for the hypothesis test. For example, an X of 0.05 indicates that the researcher is willing to accept a 5% chance that they are wrong when …show more content…
I agree completely with the involvement of how the brains hormones, dopamine levels, norepinephrine levels, oxytocin and neurotransmitters work within the brain and body which in fact can make this research credible. The use of fMRIs is a huge impact in this section of the research and the chemical basis for what humans call “love”. The dependability of this research can be unstable because not every person is affected the same as the next person when it comes to a break-up. Are the participants actually being trustworthy in answering the questions, or, are they just saying the complete opposite of what they are really feel due to the anger, hatred and pain of a break-up? The limitations of this research only consists of heterosexual relationships that are between one man and one woman. In today’s society, the mixture of different genders and the love they have for their same-sex diversified partner should be strongly considered. Love comes in many ways and the reasoning for the ending of any relationship between two people, regardless of gender, should not be based on the results of only eight heterosexual people. Further research is needed to obtain a broader range of why people fall out

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