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1Running head: WHY ARE PEOPLE ATTRACTED TO EACH OTHERWhy Are People Attracted To Each OtherStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
2WHY ARE PEOPLE ATTRACTED TO EACH OTHERWhy Are People Attracted To Each OtherIntroductionThe concept on why people are attracted to each other has received several reactions and justifications. Several studies have been conducted in an attempt to answer this question. Attraction is a common thing in our day to day lives and it seems relatively easy to explain where it emanates from. However, the concept of attraction is a complex one and is not as simpleas people view it. The notion is complex in nature in that it is attributed to by several factors and reasons. In an attempt to understand this, the psychology of attraction is a subject of interest today. Social psychologists who study human behaviour have come up with some explanations on the same. People are attracted to each other due to a number of reasons, such as proximity, exposure, similarity, physical attraction, need for someone to complement us, touch, time, trust, as well as status.Review of Literature and JustificationFirstly, people are attracted to each other due to proximity. Often, people get attracted to others who are near them. This is because closeness enhances familiarity and closeness. These two factors on the other hand encourages freeness. In most cases, individuals prefer spending time with those who they feel free with(Christakis & Fowler, 2014). This has been known as oneof the strong forces that triggers attraction. It becomes easy to interact with people who are close to us in terms of distance as opposed to those who are far away. For instance, when one joins a learning institution, at first, the individual feels uncomfortable due to the fact that they are not familiar with the rest. With time, the new student interacts with fellow classmates and roommates
3WHY ARE PEOPLE ATTRACTED TO EACH OTHERand some comfort is gained. The end result of this is closeness and attraction. As such it is therefore evident that proximity is one of the reasons as to why people are attracted to each other.Secondly, exposure to specific stimulus repeatedly is enough to generate an attraction. Stimulus in this case refers to a person of interest or one who is pleasing you in some ways. The person of interest evokes a positive feelings which then bring about the concept of familiarity. Asmentioned previously, familiarity triggers attraction. It is difficult to get attracted to people who you are not familiar with. Exposure plays a key role in bridging out that gap by letting individuals learn more about each other (Peskin & Newell, 2004). For instance when two people meet, the chances of getting attracted to each other heavily depends on the time they spend together. If the two have a good time together and carry out fun activities, they are likely to get attracted to each other and in most cases advance their attraction into love. Following these

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Social Psychology, The Land, Physical attractiveness, person, Interpersonal attraction, Sexual attraction

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