HDF 304 Exam 2.docx - HDF 304 Exam 2(this is amazing thx(youre welcome Companionate Love(Friendship Love Companionate Love The affection or tenderness

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HDF 304 Exam 2 (this is amazing thx) (you’re welcome :)) Companionate Love (Friendship Love) Companionate Love: The affection or tenderness we feel for those with whom our lives are deeply intertwined Based on a deep sense of friendship Involves companionship and enjoyment of shared activities or interests Built on a foundation of admiration, trust, and respect Sex is less intense and plays a less central role for companionate lovers Women report higher levels of companionate love What makes marriage last? “My spouse is my best friend.” Men are more likely to report this than women due to shrinking social networks with age “I like my spouse as a person.” People who are happy in their long term relationships emphasize companionate love over passionate love Neural and hormonal activity Activates the areas of the brain associated with caregiving Tied to vasopressin and oxytocin Vasopressin - linked to blood pressure Oxytocin - linked to caregiving, bonding Love over Time Passionate love tends to decrease over time Companionate love tends to increase over time Relies on intimacy processes However, both tend to decrease over the course of a marriage Not based on age Companionate love decreases more slowly Commitment Interdependence Theory Wants to understand whether people are satisfied and dependent in their relationships Satisfaction: Outcomes are GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO comparison level - getting what or more than you expected Calculating Satisfaction Ratio between things that are rewarding in relationships vs things that cost you Costs: different interests, jealousy, fighting with partner Calculating dependency Highly dependent: Thinking that your relationship is the only one for you, nothing else Lowly dependent: Thinking that if your relationship doesn’t work out, there are always more out there
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3 persons experience the same rewards and outcomes the comparison level is different satisfaction is the only thing changing Some are happier than others and they have the same outcomes Given the placement of the expectations, people can have the same amount of satisfaction even if their outcomes and comparison level differ. Rewards and costs are relative Satisfaction = Outcomes > Comparison Level (CL) ` Getting what, and more than, you expect Compare our outcomes to our comparison levels for alternatives Alternatives: elsewhere or being single Dependence: Outcomes are GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO comparison level for alternatives Calculating Dependence Comparison Level 1 Outcome Level 1 Not satisfied Outcome Level 2 Comparison Level 2 Satisfied
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Dependence = Outcomes > Comparison Level Alternatives (CLalt) Degree to which one relies on a relationship for outcomes Can our needs be fulfilled by other interactions?
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