Factors affecting attraction and explanations of romantic relationships


A Level


10m 0s
In this podcast we look at the theories of romantic relationships, specifically the evolutionary explanation, social exchange and equity theories, as well as Rusbult's investment model. We will also be considering the factors that affect attraction in romantic relationships.


Jean Marc Lawton


Eactors affecting attraction & explanations of romantic relationships -  task

  • Listen to the podcast on factors affecting attraction and explanations of romantic relationships and make notes as you do that will allow you to construct a mind map on the topic, which makes reference to:


1] The evolutionary explanation of partner preference

2] The matching hypothesis

3] Economic theories of relationship maintenance; social exchange theory, equity theory, Rusbult’s investment model

4] Factors affecting attractiveness


  • You may find that you need to listen to the podcast more than once to achieve this

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