Social Exchange Theory in Relationships: Definition, Examples & Predictions

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Which of the following is an example of a benefit in a relationship?

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1. The social exchange theory predicts which of the following?

2. Expectations for a relationship based on past experience is known as the _____ in social exchange theory.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet help check your understanding of characteristics of the social exchange theory. A term you will be quizzed on includes cost-benefit analysis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to check your knowledge of:

  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Definition of the social exchange theory
  • Expectations in a relationship
  • Components of the social exchange theory

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cost-benefit analysis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the different aspects of the social exchange theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about expectations in a relationship

Additional Learning

To learn more about the social exchange theory, review the accompanying lesson Social Exchange Theory in Relationships: Definition, Examples & Predictions. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what the social exchange theory is
  • Identify characteristics of the social exchange theory
  • Learn about the uses of cost-benefit analysis
  • Understand the different components of the social exchange theory
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