Unformatted text preview: more than receive = feel cheated. Balance produces stability. “To whom much is given, much is required” Luke 12:48 Friends will continue even if costly if highly rewarding. Weaknesses of exchange theory: Tends to overlook feelings, just observable behavior Profit motive. Christians need to emphasize giving. Yet we are influenced by what we get out of relationship. Self-centered. But can be good if put other person in center, instead of self. Value of exchange theory: See manipulation methods in counseling others Emphasize rewards in own marriage Understand communication a bit better (a different perspective) Analyze methods of control, occurs in dating & marriage Textbook Principle of lesser interest (Willard Waller) Comparison levels Sex differences in evaluating relational rewards Change of rewards and costs with time Equality vs. inequity Commitment and its consequences...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course PSY 200 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '10