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SOC 201: March 14th and 16th notes

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SOC 201: March 14th and 16th notes SOC 201

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Date Created: 03/16/16
SOC 201 March 14th and 16th 2016 Notes before exam 2 Two strategies at our disposal to resolve de ection take actioncreate new events that will restore fundamental EPA meanings Interact a free program said to be very powerful of a program but it does nothing that we as humans can39t do already sometimes we are merely observers and cannot act in the situation to restore fundamental sentiments Sometimes de ection is so great even if we are relevant actors no new act can restore fundamental sentiments In such cases the only option is a cognitive rede nition of the situation we rede ne the identities or behaviors involved Woman kills her children and blames it on a black man fundamental sentiments lt upsets everyone not only closely related people By saying quotGod made me do itquot rede nes the behavior cognitive strategy Social Exchange Theory SET Rewards Outcomes Alternatives Costs Expectations quotWe attempt to buy the best relationshipsquot Rewards Personal characteristics of partner that we nd rewarding Directly rewarding behavior towards us sex Provide us with access to external rewards Costs Time and effort invested Rewards forgone is relationship were to end expected outcomes for relationships based on past experiences past relationships outcomes we would expect to receive from alternatives were we not in our current relationship The 4four equations means relative to Dependence is the likely hood a person will leave a person could possibly be highly dependent on a horrible relationship and the reason being that their comparison level is low and their comparison level of alternatives is low because they have a negative outlook and do not think they could do better elsewhere Principle of Least Interest That person is able to dictate the terms of the relationship whose interest in the continuation of the relationship is LEAST this person also believes to have high quality alternatives


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