Lecture Outline •Attraction, Love, and Relationships. •Social Influences on Behavior. –Norms and roles. –Conformity. –Compliance –Obedience. •Altruism. Interpersonal Attraction •Proximity.–We like/love those who are physically close to us. •Similarity.–We spend time with those who have similar backgrounds or who share our attitudes, values, and interests. •We tend to pick partners of “similar value.” –As defined, to a great extent, by the culture. •Physical Attractiveness.–Plays a role even in non-romantic relationships. –Attractive people are generally treated better than others, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. Love and Marriage: Time Course in Long-Term Relationships Romantic love Companionate love
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