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A minimum of 100 words each question and References Response (#1 – 6) KEEP RESPONSE WITH ANSWER
Make sure the Responses includes the Following: (a) an understanding of the weekly content as supported by a scholarly resource, (b) the provision of a probing question. (c) stay on topic (d) cite all sources with their hyperlinked.
1. Posts like yours help me understand the text when there is more than one mind at work. That is true that we feel different types of connections in all relationships we have day to day. I can understand when you mentioned the difference in infatuation, superficial and intimate relationships. I like how the text mentions that people are drawn to attracted people and how the traits of an attractive person has not changed over time. I could imagine that if people are drawn to attracted people this creates a dilema of infatuation when it comes to intimate relationships all around. How do you feel about that, that people are normally drawn to attractive people, do you feel that there are more infatual relationships out there more than anything else?
2. It would seem that a strong relationship would contain all three elements. However, I wonder how external influence may impact the strongest of relationships. How is it that passional for another can cause one to destroy their relationship that seems to be well balanced?
3. The three components of love are intimacy, passion and commitment (Sternberg, 1997). Intimacy being the connectiveness and the bondedness of the relationship (Sternberg, 1997). Passion is the drive that exists in a loving relationship (Sternberg, 1997). Commitment is the decision to maintain that love in the relationship (Sternberg, 1997). I don’t think a relationship would be strong if it did not have each of these components in it. I do think however, that when one is less the other two must be stronger for the relationship to stay strong. For example, after a relationship goes through the honeymoon stage, the passion may die down a bit. This is when intimacy and the commitment to the relationship must be strong, otherwise the relationship might not last. Different relationships also will have a different blend of the three with one or two being stronger than another (Sternberg, 1997). It’s the difference in how I love my kids and my wife. I love both of them, but not the same kind of love.
4. The elements that affect our willingness to stay in a relationship are “satisfaction, the relative absence or poor quality of alternative partner, and investments in the relationship” (Gilovich, Keltner, Chen, Nisbett, 2019, pg. 347). Satisfaction affects our choice to stay in a relationship because we think about how likely they are to be satisfied in the relationship in the long run. The quality of alternative partner affects our choice to stay in a relationship because if someone has no options or bad options they are more willing to stay in their current relationship. What a person has invested in a relationship affects our choice to stay committed. A person is more willing to stay in their current relationship if they have put in a lot of time, energy, love and attentions and also if they share friends, memories and possessions together (Gilovich, Keltner, Chen, Nisbett, 2019)
5. “Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the . . . market.” —ERICH FROMM In all relationships, there is a give and take. Rather it is giving of time, energy, friendship or love; there are some people who are givers and takers. This is fine in theory, as long as at some point there is also an exchange in balance in order to make things fair for both parties. With the social exchange theory, there is a real back and forth and that can be a good and a bad thing. Comparing levels of satisfaction in a relationship, your investment to a relationship, and levels of what it would be like without that relationship can become overwhelming. But when this is done in a healthy way it can allow you to see your options in order to see both sides of things. By weighing those options it can help to decide if a relationship is worth the social exchange. The equity theory is a theory of equal investment. Both parties bring something to the table and both parties have just as much if not more to lose by investing in this relationship. Inequality and unbalance are elements that can affect these relationships. For example, if while in a relationship only one person is giving an effort is making things work emotionally, financially or physically the other person will start getting tired of always giving and not receiving the same things in return.
6. Social exchange hypothesis recommends that individuals search for equivalent measure of interest, correspondence and contribution. This hypothesis propose that individuals gauge the expense and advantage investigation when they participate in a social communication. On the off chance that the advantage is more than or equivalent to the expense as far as time, exertion and trust, one would take part in the association yet in the event that the expense is more than the advantage, at that point individuals would pull back from that relationship or connection. This is about give and take approach where everybody hopes to get more and give less however in actuality it must be in any event equivalent (Gilovich, Keltner, Chen, Nisbett, 2019).
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Online Dating Profile
What I’m most passionate about:
Describe the person and what drives them.
Activities I enjoy:
Use this section to describe hobbies, interests, likes/dislikes.
Describe physical appearance in such a way as to attract the most interest.
My friends describe me as:
This section allows you to paint yourself in a more objective light.
The most important things I’m looking for in a person:
Describe what you desire most in a romantic partner. Is it shared interests, a physically attractive and compatible mate, a mate with resources to provide for a family, someone to share responsibility with, someone to have fun with?
Ideal physical qualities of a potential partner:
Use this section to describe the physical qualities that a potential partner might possess that would attract you or your hypothetical person.
What would prevent you from pursuing a relationship with someone?
In 150-250 words for each of the following questions, explain the following:
1. Describe the social psychological theories of attraction you see reflected in online dating profiles like this one.
2. Describe at least three concepts related to mating and attraction that are used in online dating profiles.
3. Reflect on the choices you made in completing this profile. Why did you make the choices you did? Connect your profile back to the social psychological concepts related to mating and attraction.
Use three scholarly resources to support your explanations and list them below in APA format.