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Equity Theory

  • By: Elaine Hatfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

In the 11th century, St. Anselm of Canterbury argued that the will possesses two competing inclinations: an affection for what is to a person's own advantage and an affection for justice; the first inclination is stronger, but the second matters too. ...

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