7MateSelection - Feb. 7, 08 Mate Selection Assortative...

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Feb. 7, 08 Mate Selection Assortative Mating: The process by which we pair up with people who have similar social characteristics to our own. This can be extended to romantic relationships and friendships. We socially group with people similar to us. -You have similarities with those in your neighborhood. You probably have similar income. Biggest predictor of income is education. Income is directly related to your career. This is an example of grouping socially with people similar to us. -Neighbor children go to same school. Within the school you could be a part of an individual group (i.e. debate team, football, etc) with people you had skills and interests in common with. -Homogomy : The process by which we use this to choose a marriage partner is called -Propinquity : geographical nearness or proximity. The people who are proximate to us are the people we have to most in common with. Theories of Mate Selection 1. Murstein’s S-V-R Theory: S=stimuli : first impression largely based on physical attraction We tend to see ourselves as more physically attractive than others see us. Men are more likely to overestimate than women.
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