Chapter 13a - Emily Grijalva- Psyc 201 November 18 th ,...

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Unformatted text preview: Emily Grijalva- Psyc 201 November 18 th , 2009 A few updates Quiz #6 Thursday, Dec. 4th 15 multiple choice questions Chapters 12, 13 & the Van Baaren Article Review Mon Dec. 7 th & Wed Dec. 9 th Final Study Guide Posted on Compass Exam information: Regularly scheduled exam : Friday, December 11th 7-10 pm Conflict exam : Monday, May 14 th 7-10 pm Psychology Building, room 32 Today Attraction Propinquity Similarity Facial Beauty Bodily Features The Evolutionary Significance of Good Looks The Social Benefits of Good Looks Attachment Attachment Theory Infant Attachment Adult Attachment Attraction I NTERPERSONAL A TTRACTION - the study of attraction or liking between two or more people Not only do birds of a feather flock together, but we also prefer good-looking birds Propinquity Whats the deal with the girl next door? PROPINQUITY - nearness or proximity in physical space, which creates the opportunity to meet another person SPATIAL ECOLOGY - the physical layout of buildings and the distance separating different buildings, rooms, and other spaces Propinquity EXPERIMENT (Festinger, Schachter, & Back, 1950) FUNCTIONAL DISTANCE - closeness between two places in terms of the opportunities for interaction (being close to the stairs) Question: Name three people you see socially most frequently Closest friends were those who lived within closer physical and functional proximity (residents of 1 and 5 had many friendships with second-floor residents) Functional proximity was more important than physical proximity when making friends Propinquity But propinquity does not always lead to liking Close neighbors can do things to spoil your living environment (play the stereo too loud, fail to cut the grass, park their car in front of your house) Research shows that disliked neighbors were those who lived within close proximity www.rottenneighbor.com Similarity What do your friends think about social events, political issues, religion, morality, music,? ATTITUDE-SIMILARITY EFFECT - people find others more attractive and likeable who are similar in their attitudes, beliefs, and preferences Jones et al. (2004) - people are more likely to marry someone whose first or last name is similar to their own name! REPULSION HYPOTHESIS - people find others less attractive/likeable if they differ substantially in their attitudes, beliefs, and preferences It may not be that we are attracted to Similarity SELF-DISCLOSURE - people revealing to one another increasingly personal and intimate details about...
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Chapter 13a - Emily Grijalva- Psyc 201 November 18 th ,...

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