On a piece of paper
Answer the best you
can from personal
experience, they will
remain private so be
Put your answers in
provided and seal it
We will look back on
these at the end of
the unit to see how
the theories fit.
points of Reward Need
relationships are formed
according to Reward
To be able to
theory to experiences
How will I know if I am learning?
By the end of the lesson…
Will be able to define Reward/Need Satisfaction
C Will be able to explain how relationships are
formed according to Reward/Need Satisfaction
Will be able to apply Reward/Need Satisfaction
Theory to experiences of relationships.
In pairs consider the lonely hearts
1) Write down the most common
things people are looking for in a
2) Rank the things in order of
3) Why are they the most
Extension: Consider what actually
makes a relationship. What do
relationships consist of?
Based on the
How might we become attracted to
someone through association?
What kind of factors might we associate
Fill out the classical conditioning sheet with one
of your ideas. What would be the UCS, UCR,
CS and CR?
Pleasant Experience Pleasant Experience
Is paired with
Fill out the table with your ideas…
What features of
a person or
Anything with reflect
our unmet needs &
make us happy.
Removal of stress,
upset through support.
Anything which is rewarding produces positive feelings. We
are more likely to repeat these experiences as they are
Therefore we enter into relationships because the presence
of some people is associated with the positive reinforcement
they bring. They make us feel happy and we are more
attracted to them.
Mutual attraction occurs when each partner meets the other
partner’s needs e.g. the need for financial security or the
need for affectionate love.
Rebecca is 30 years old. She’s currently an actress who
lives in Derby. She is very busy as she is about to star in a
new show until it finishes and her contract ends. She
would like to start a family in the next couple of years.
Look at her facebook profile. Write a suitable description of
the kind of person she would be attracted to based on
Think about: What kind of needs does she have? What
would she find rewarding?