RQ - Ch. 11 F10

RQ - Ch. 11 F10 - October 25, 2010 Reading Questions:...

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October 25, 2010 Reading Questions: Chapter 11 Social Exchange Theory 1. Who are the Key Researchers of this theory? Thibaut and Kelley 2. Discuss the following elements of the theory: a. History of this theory Developed in 1952. Created to explain satisfaction and stability in relationships. The goal was to predict relational maintenance and dissolution. b. Key Terms (define them) Worth – The overall value of relationships. Comparison Level – How relationships should be Comparison level of Alternatives – How relationships could have been Outcome – Satisfaction or stability c. Propositions/assumptions (list and discuss) Humans are trying to fulfill a need, are rational, and act to maximize rewards. Humans also compare what they have with what they should have or what they could have. Relationships are interdependent and relational life is a process. 3. Discuss the findings and generalizations of this theory. (Looking for the larger/overall findings and generalizations as well as specifics – does the theory meet the goals?)
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