This is a revision booklet I have made for the new spec psychology paper on the topic of RELATIONSHIPS.
It has been presented in a concise and memorable way and can be used as it is (printed out as a booklet or downloaded on iBooks on your phone) or converted into your own flashcards or mindmap. Personally I printed it as a booklet and then added little pictures to sum up different points/ theories/ evaluation ideas to make them memorable.
Perfect for students aiming for an A/A* due to its depth and breadth but also beneficial for all psychology students as it covers all areas of the specification (everything you could be asked) in an accessible way.
It covers every topic in this area of the spec:
*The evolutionary explanations for partner preferences, including the relationship between sexual
selection and human reproductive behaviour.
• Factors affecting attraction in romantic relationships: self-disclosure; physical attractiveness,
including the matching hypothesis; filter theory, including social demography, similarity in attitudes
• Theories of romantic relationships: social exchange theory, equity theory and Rusbult’s investment
model of commitment, satisfaction, comparison with alternatives and investment. Duck’s phase
model of relationship breakdown: intra-psychic, dyadic, social and grave dressing phases.
• Virtual relationships in social media: self-disclosure in virtual relationships; effects of absence of
gating on the nature of virtual relationships.
• Parasocial relationships: levels of parasocial relationships, the absorption addiction model and the
attachment theory explanation.