Ch 9 Notes- Social Psychology
Ch 9 Notes- Social Psychology PSYC 3520
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Social Psychology Brawley Chapter 9 Personal Relationships GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF MANY RELATIONSHIPS I 2 people in a relationship are interdependent in uence each other I 3 basic characteristics of close relationships 1 Frequent interaction over a long period of time 2 Includes many types of events 3 In uence between them is strong a Good and bad FAIR EXCHANGE 0 Define m 0 Equality I EX Both get half of pizza 0 Relative Mood I EX The hungrier person gets more pizza 0 Equity profits equal contributions I EX Whoever paid more I When there s not equity I Over benefitted person stressed 0 Under benefitted person stressed I 2 ways to restore equity or end the relationship 0 Actually restore equity 0 Make more or less contribution 0 Change your perception of equity 0 Think you re making enough effort getting more out of it I 2 types of relationships in equity 0 Exchange relationship keep track of favors care more about maintaining equity 0 Communal relationship don t keep track of favors care less POWER BALANCE I What determines power in a relationship 0 Social Norms I EX Men boss police officer 0 Relative Resources anything that helps with our goals I EX Smart money 0 Principle of Least Interest person who is least interested or dependent Social Psychology Brawley CONFLICT when one person s actions interfere with another s I 3 general categories 0 Specific Behaviors I EX Roommate who chews loudly complains O Norms and Roles someone doesn t do what you expect them to do I Roommate is mean to your visitors 0 Personal Dispositions characteristics of a person I Personality roommate is a rude person I Motive roommate did it just to annoy you COMMITMENT all the positive and negative forces that keep you in a relationship 1 Personal Commitment when you personally want to keep or improve a relationship a EX Someone you really want to be friends with 2 Moral Commitment sense of obligation or responsibility to keep a relationship a EX Your significant other stucked through some hard event b EX Staying in a marriage 3 Lack of Attractive Alternative a EX No physically attractive alternatives b EX No other job offers 4 Sunk Costs Investments Alreadv Made a EX Invested time in a relationship b EX Invested money to move for a job gt 3 and 4 are called Constraint Commitments APPLICATIONS 1 3 couples 1 dating 1 engaged l married a Married couple has moral commitment b All three couples could have equal personal commitment 2 Sunk Costs 5 year couple more likely to stay together than 2 year couple RESPONSES TO DISSATISFACTION 0 4 reactions to dissatisfaction O Voice speaking up trying to make a change 0 Loyalty passively waiting for change 0 Neglec passively allowing a relationship to deterioratefall apart 0 Eiit when you actually leave the relationship I EX Divorce break up
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