Application of Social Conflict Theories Discussion Paper

This writing assignment involves applying two different theories to a specific case study of marriage, divorce, or breaking-up after a lengthy relationship. I have included several possible examples for you to choose from. The writing assignment entails choosing TWO of the theories discussed in the module, and then explain how both of those theories would explain the experience of the couple in the video. Note that the different theories should explain the couple’s situation in slightly different ways. The theories or models you can choose from include:

  • Social Exchange Theory
  • Social Conflict Theory
  • Family Stress Theories
    • ABCX Family Stress Theory
    • Roller Coaster Crisis Theory
    • The Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation Model
  • Attachment Theory
  • Sound Marital House Theory

The written paper should include:

  • An introductory paragraph that includes (5 points)
    • A sentence clearly indicating the two theories you are using (2 points)
    • A brief introduction to the case study (3 points). The case study is the couple relationship you viewed on one of the optional video links. For example, you may start by saying something like, “the bi-racial couple _____ and ____ shared their story of getting divorce and then trying to become friends again afterwards as coparents of children. . . “
  • Application of theory 1 (1 or 2 paragraphs) including (20 points):
    • A brief description of the assumptions of the theory (8 points)
    • A description of how that theory would explain the changes in the couple’s relationship in the video (8 points).
    • A specific example or quote from the video (4 points)
  • Application of theory 2 (1 or 2 paragraphs) including (20 points):
    • A brief description of the assumptions of the theory (8 points)
    • A description of how that theory would explain the changes in the couple’s relationship in the video (8 points).
    • A specific example or quote from the video (4 points)
  • The paper should be 2 to 3 pages long. No title page is necessary for this written assignment.
  • Full points will be awarded in each area if each item is fully addressed and there is clarity and good grammar in your writing.

Video case study options (choose only ONE):



Please look over and let me know if you have any other questions. My peers say they finished it fairly quick.

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