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Relationships - Relationships • Interpersonal Attraction...

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Unformatted text preview: Relationships! • Interpersonal Attraction • Friendship, Romance, Liking and Love • Laws of Attraction • Attraction can be influenced by a number of sources – The situation – The individual’s attributes • Personality • Appearance – The individual’s behavior • Westgate West • Festinger, Schacter, & Back, 1950 • “The Girl Next Door” • Propinquity effect – People are likely to be attracted to those who they see and interact with frequently • Mere exposure effect – Liking for a stimulus increases with exposure to it • Secrecy • “The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it.” – Oscar Wilde • Wegner, Lane & Dimitri, 1994 • Personal Ads • Personal Ads • Someone Like You • Liking is driven by similarity – “Birds of a feather,” NOT “opposites attract” • Why? – We assume similar people will like us – Similar people validate our beliefs – We assume people who disagree with us are stupid or malicious ( naïve realism ) • Reciprocal liking – we like those who we believe like us • Pretty Woman • For both men and women, physical attractiveness predicts liking • Standards for an attractive face are similar across cultures – What features identify an attractive female face? – An attractive male face? • GoldenEye • Female face – Large eyes – Small nose – Small chin – Prominent cheekbones – Narrow cheeks – High eyebrows – Big smile • Male face – Large eyes – Prominent cheekbones – Large chin – Big smile – Average Joe • The “average” of a group of faces is rated more attractive than each individual face • Why? Familiarity! –...
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