Rollie + Duck

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Psychology Mind Map on Rollie + Duck, created by Balinder on 04/09/2014.

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Rollie + Duck
1 AO1
1.1 1. Breakdown: one partner becomes distressed with the relationship
1.2 2. Intrapsychic process: feelings are not discussed with the partner but are expressed in other ways (e.g. diary). Individual becomes socially withdrawn + re-evaluated relationship
1.3 3. Dyadic process: confront their partner + discuss feelings + future. Relationship can be saved at this point by seeking help from others.
1.4 4. Social process: involvement of peers who can support them + offer advice. This may speed up the breakdown due to revelations about one partner
1.5 5. Grave-dressing process: individuals present themselves in a positive light. They reconstruct the failure of the relationships so it does not show their contribution as unfavourable. There are multiple versions of the story depending on the audience
1.6 6. Resurrection process: partners prepare themselves for new relationships by changing themselves + building on past mistakes/ expierences
2 AO2
2.1 Tashiro + Frazier
2.1.1 Supports the grave-dressing + resurrection processes
2.1.2 Surveyed real life undergraduates who has recently broken up
2.1.3 Reported emotional distress + personal growth
2.1.4 Breaking up gave them new insights into themselves + ideas about future partners
2.1.5 Evidence that grave-dressing + resurrection processes happen in real life as they were able to put past relationships behind them + get on with life
2.2 Cina et al.
2.2.1 Positive outcome of this model is the development of Couples Coping Enhancement Training (CCET) programme
2.2.2 CCET aims to sensitise couples to issues of equity + respect, improve communication + problem-solving skills
2.2.3 Compared 50 couples who received CCET to a control group who did not receive it Found that the CCET group had higher marital quality after training
2.2.4 The model of breakdown has had a positive impact on real life couples + the stages can be applied to real life situations
2.3 Ethical issues
2.3.1 Criticism: sensitive area. There are issues of vulnerability, privacy + confidentiality
2.3.2 Participants may become distressed by revisiting failed relationships
2.3.3 Issues are personal so privacy + confidentiality may be breached
2.3.4 E.g. victim of domestic violence. Researcher has to decide whether to terminate the study to prevent any further harm from being caused
2.3.5 Research may be limited due to ethical issues + not all types of couples can take part
2.4 Duck
2.4.1 Criticism: does not explain why relationships breakdown, only describes the stages
2.4.2 Earlier research explain why relationships breakdown Lack of skills: people seem like they are uninterested + this is unrewarding Lack of stimulation: we have certain expectations when it comes to relationships, if we do not receive stimulation from a relationships we feel justified to leave it Maintenance difficulties: distance can put a strain on relationships
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