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Social Exchange Theory

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

The social exchange framework was formally advanced in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the work of the sociologists George Homans and Peter Blau and the work of social psychologists John Thibaut and Harold Kelley. Over the years, several exchange ...

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