The Investment Model of Commitment Processes

@inproceedings{Rusbult2011TheIM,
  title={The Investment Model of Commitment Processes},
  author={C. Rusbult and C. Agnew and X. Arriaga},
  year={2011}
}
The investment model of commitment processes is rooted in interdependence theory and emerged from the broader scientific zeitgeist of the 1960s and 1970s that sought to understand seemingly irrational persistence in social behavior. The investment model was developed originally to move social psychology beyond focusing only on positive affect in predicting persistence in a close interpersonal relationship. As originally tested, the investment model holds that commitment to a target is… Expand
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