Derogation of Alternatives When people are in committed relationships we make

Derogation of alternatives when people are in

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Derogation of Alternatives § When people are in committed relationships we make ATTRACTIVE ALTERNATIVES LESS ATTRACTIVE o Willingness to sacrifice o Illusions of superiority in relationships § Higher levels of this helps foster commitment o Fidelity § Resist temptation & be faithful - Statement Exercise o Dr. Gleason had two women come up and rate their relationship on a 1-8 scale 1 being least and 8 being most § Cognitive accessibility of commitment · The more committed the faster you can answer the questions
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o Accessibility vs. Quality of commitment (we v. me) - EXAM INFORMATION o 2/28 –Not on book JUST LECTURE § 40 MC § 5 Short Answer § Study w/ someone else - Social Perception o 1) Characteristic of Stimuli (Object) o 2) Characteristic of perceiver (Nature) o 3) Characteristic of context (Cues) - Two routes to Social perception o Bottom up Processing § Input from outside (externals) § Stimuli and reaction to that o Top Down Processing § Perceptions by perceiver § Input is from INSIDE · Past experiences impact actions/words being perceived & shape how we view the world Our ex partners can take out a lot of our time When we break up we give up investments Investments include intangible things Satisfaction alternatives and investments Investments + alternatives + satisfaction = commitment Feel more committed to politics Feel investment if given money If have time invested in a particular party She wanted iphone because everything she wanted on her smart phone was formatted for an iphone Apple makes sure once you go Mac, you don’t go back In a commitment more likely to stay/leave behavior Hillary and Bill Clinton Just because he has alternatives does not mean they lack in other areas of aspects in their relationship She might have low expectations in marriage Commitment predicts Stay/leave Hillary and Bill Perspective Talking Psychologist ask the husband to write down what wife’s emotions are on the conflict
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If more committed to staying together than they are more likely to know what their emotion is Husband is able to take perspective of his wife Perspective taking is = empathy Accommodation To think of subplanting your needs for the needs of another Her husband left when he lived to more closer location to his wife’s job and then they did vice versa Have to decide who has the more important job Derogation of Alternatives When people are highly committed to each other they will rate people less attractive Think of a person as a 7 rather than a 9 if you are in a committed relationship Avoid alternatives altogether Willingness to sacrifice Illusions perceived relationship superiority Fidelity The more committed you are, the less likely you are to cheat Cognitive Accessibility of Commitment Able to answer faster when in a committed relationship How often are we thinking of ourselves as a “we” rather than a “me”
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