Duck’s phase model of dissolution – Task
- Listen to the podcast on Duck’s phase model of dissolution and answer the following questions
1] What percentage of marriages end in divorce?
2] In 2013 what was the financial cost to the economy of family breakdown?
3] Outline Duck’s three general reasons for relationship failure
4] What other factors does Duck believe are involved in relationship break-ups?
5] Explain why the reasons people give to others about why their relationships fail are more informative than the real reasons
6] Name and outline Duck’s four phases of relationship dissolution
7] Name and outline the fifth phase that Duck & Rollie added to the theory in 2006
8] Explain why the addition of the fifth phase is a good example of how science works
9] What evidence is there for the existence of the intrapsychic phase?
10] What evidence is there for gender differences in reasons for relationship dissolution?
11] Explain why Duck’s theory could be argued to have face validity
12] Explain what negative criticisms can be made of Duck’s theory?
- You may find that you need to listen to the podcast more than once to achieve this