PPE3003--March 24

PPE3003--March 24 - PPE3003 3/24/08 Chapter 15 (part 1)...

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PPE3003 3/24/08 Chapter 15 (part 1) Personality and Social Interaction I. 3 mechanisms of social interaction a. Selection i. Why we pick the situations we do ii. And why we select the romantic partners we do b. Evocation i. How others can evoke responses from you c. Manipulation II. Selection a. Personality influences the situations we select b. Personality influences whether we select people as i. Romantic partners ii. Friends iii. Colleagues III. Personality and Romantic relationships a. Buss et al. 1990 i. Over 10,000 P’s, from 37 samples in 33 countries ii. Most desired characteristic in mate: 1. Mutual attraction/love iii. Almost as important 1. Dependable 2. Emotional stability 3. Pleasing disposition iv. Two competing hypotheses 1. Complimentary needs theory: a. we like people who are different from us b. “opposites attract” 2. Attraction similarity theory a. we like people who are similar to us b. “birds of a feather flock together” v. Research shows: people like (and marry) others who are similar to
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PPE3003--March 24 - PPE3003 3/24/08 Chapter 15 (part 1)...

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