hd 362 Lecture 13 - 10/25/07 Commitment jm486 I. Features...

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10/25/07 Commitment – jm486 I. Features of Commitment a. Definition: “Intention to stay in the relationship” b. Going public i. If you’re engaging in public display of affection ii. If you tell your family and friends iii. If it’s on facebook c. Investing i. Putting a lot of effort into the relationship ii. Spending time and money iii. Making sacrifices 1. Driving between Ithaca and NYC every other weekend 2. If you’re willing to drive and he’s not, he’s not committed 3. Applies to friendship iv. Identification 1. Their dropping out of school or quitting their job affects you just as much as it affects them 2. Becoming one with 3. Applies to friendship v. Future – orientation 1. Let’s take a senior trip to… 2. If they say, “I don’t know what I’m doing next summer…” II. Three types of commitment a. Personal: “I want to…” b. Moral: “I ought to…” c. Structural: “I have to…” III. Investment model of commitment a. Satisfaction (rewards – costs) b. Investment c. Alternatives
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HD 3620 taught by Professor Campa,m. during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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hd 362 Lecture 13 - 10/25/07 Commitment jm486 I. Features...

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