Social Psych (4-30-09)

Social Psych (4-30-09) - Abie Feuerstein April 30, 2009...

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Abie Feuerstein April 30, 2009 Sternberg’s Triangular Model Of Love Commitment o A desire to maintain the relationship o A feeling of being psychologically attached to the relationship o Comes from satisfaction with the relationship Commitment Factors affecting commitment (and satisfaction) o Investments Time, resources (shared mortgage, children) o Feelings of equity (if people think they are being treated fairly, they are more likely to stick with the relationship) o Social comparison To others’ relationships To previous relationships o Quality of alternatives (what other options do you have available?) o Perceived support (if couple perceives that their partner is supportive of what they do, it increases couple satisfaction and commitment) Factors Affecting Commitment Having “feminine” traits increases relationship satisfaction, regardless of gender o High levels of empathy o High levels of self-disclosure But females are more likely to end relationships
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