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Interdependence

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Interdependence Theories Individuals seek to maximize rewards and minimize costs. Social Exchange Theory Social life entails the mutual exchange of desirable rewards with others Outcomes = Rewards - Costs
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What do we expect? Comparison level (CL) The value of the outcomes that we believe we deserve in our dealings with others. Based on past experiences Standards by which our satisfaction with a relationship is measured Outcomes–CL= Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction
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How well would we do in different relationships? Comparison level for alternatives (CLalt) Way to determine if we could be doing even better somewhere else Describes the outcomes that we can receive if we leave the current relationship moving to the best alternative available CLalt determines our dependence on the relationship!
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relationships? Other factors Investments Tangible (Dishes, TV, Dog) Intangible psychological benefits (Love, Friends, Respect, Affection) Self-esteem Information about alternatives
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