Ch 10.2 Relationships.studentwnotes

Ch 10.2 Relationships.studentwnotes - Relationships Types...

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Types of love Passionate vs. companionate love Sternberg’s triangular theory of love Love made up of intimacy, passion,  commitment Combined in various ways to form 7 types of  love
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Sternberg’s triangular theory of love
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Marketplace theory Women more likely to  value status in a mate,  men more likely to value  attraction Gender difference in  personal ads Attractive women are  more likely to marry  financially/professionally  successful Why?
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Evolutionary Theory propagate genes (Buss 1988, 1989,  1990) Males: frequent pairings  younger = healthier = more attractive Females: provider status = more resources = more attractive
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Evolutionary Theory Support for evolution Men prefer younger partners and  say   appearance is important  Women look for “ambitious, hard-working  man”  Men are more threatened by sexual infidelity  Women are more threatened by emotional  infidelity (Buss et al. 1992)
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Criticisms of Evolutionary Theory Evolutionary theories are circular and  untestable Alternate explanation: Overall, women have fewer resources  (Ganestead, 1993)
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