Fatal attraction notes

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Fatal attraction: occurs when a quality now reported as being least attractive was similar to, or a negative interpretation of, a quality once thought to be attractive o Fatal not in a deadly sense but in the “foretelling of a sequence” o Fatal attraction focuses on how qualities that initially appeals to us become problematic later. o The attraction process focuses on what initially appeals to us Proximity, physical attractiveness, similarity, familiarity, complexity 3 theoretical explanations for fatal attractions o Vices and virtues are one in the same Clinical psychologists see the thin line between normal and pathological Fatal attraction occurs because every virtue has a dark side to it o Construction of meaning Duck (1994) maintains that people give meaning to one another’s behavior Fatal attraction occurs when there is a shift in the meaning of a partners traits o Dialectical approach Individuals in relationships have ongoing tensions but pairs of contradictory
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course COM 325 taught by Professor M.braz&s.smith during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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