PSY 530 Week 4 Assignment Friendships and Intimate Relationships
In a 750-1,000-word essay, describe how the five factors of personal attraction affect friendships and intimate relationships. Address the following:
- How do different perspectives impact relationship development and maintenance particularly in terms of exchange versus communal factors?
- How do attachment styles impact the level of intimacy shared in friendships and relationships?
- Using the social exchange theory, equity theory and penetration theory, describe how relationships are maintained or ended.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.