07 Love, Commitment, & Sex - Part 2(1)

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– Part 2
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Theories of Commitment n Caryl Rusbult n Rusbult’s Investment Model n Michael Johnson n Johnson’s Commitment Framework
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Rusbult’s Investment Model   n Commitment  =  n the tendency to maintain a relationship and  to feel psychologically attached to it
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Rusbult’s Investment Model Satisfaction Alternatives Investments Commitment
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Rusbult’s Investment Model n Commitment is determined by:  n 1. Satisfaction  –  n Outcomes = Rewards – Costs n Comparison level (CL):  n what we’re getting in our current relationship and  comparing it to what we deserve/expect n Past relationship history, media/culture n Satisfaction = Outcomes >  CL n Partners compare ________   n Idea that people ____________
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Rusbult’s Investment Model n 2. Alternatives–  n Clalt- outcomes perceived to be available  elsewhere  n Partners compare ________ n Others measure up to standards 
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Rusbult’s Investment Model n 3. Investment size –  n The magnitude of direct and indirect  investments in the relationship. These investments include: n Extrinsic investments: money, tangible items  (furniture, vacations, gifts) n Intrinsic investments of time, emotional  involvement, and self-disclosure. 
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Rusbult’s Investment Model Satisfaction Alternatives Investments Commitment Accommodation Willingness to  Sacrifice      Causes   Consequences
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Consequences of Commitment n Greater commitment leads partners to  demonstrate greater… n Pro-relationship behavior n Accommodation studies n Refers to individuals who refrain from responding in  destructive way when they are treated badly or  provoked by partner; are more likely to accomodate n Willingness to sacrifice studies n Sacrifice something that is important to themselves  or their partner 
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Personal Moral Structural Commitment Attitude Partner Attitude Relationship Relational Identity Value Consistency Value Rel. Type Sense of Obligation Irr. Investments Social Reactions Diff. Termination Availability Alt. Types of Commitment
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course HDF 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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