Chapter 11 - Attraction and Intimacy: Liking and Loving...

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Attraction and Intimacy: Attraction and Intimacy: Liking and Loving Others Liking and Loving Others (Chapter Eleven, in Myers) (Chapter Eleven, in Myers)
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Who’s Out There: Pool of Availables Limiting the Pool Institutional Structures 2 of 15
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Who’s Out There: Pool of Availables Limiting the Pool (cont.) Routine Activities Proximity Interaction Familiarity The Mere exposure effect (Zajonc) Works for: art, music, taste, humans, etc. 2 of 15
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Attraction The Norm of Homogamy Physical attractiveness Attractiveness and dating The matching phenomenon Freshman dance Results: discrepancy between self-report and overt behavior Who is Attractive Explaining the “Freshman dance” study results: The physical-attractiveness stereotype 2 of 15
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Attraction (cont.) Who is attractive? Explaining the “Freshman dance” study results (cont.): Waist-Hip Ratio: In women, the persevering 0.70 preference? (Singh) 2 of 15 Figure. Temporal change in body measures of Playboy centerfold models. The typical body mass index of Playboy centerfolds has further descended below corresponding population levels, whereas their typical waist-hip ratio now approaches population levels. In sum, centerfold models' shapely body characteristics have given way to more androgynous ones (androgyny index = waist/((hip*bust) 0.5 ). ( Voracek & Fisher, BMJ. 2002)
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Attraction (cont.) Who is attractive? Explaining the “Freshman dance” study results (cont.): Waist-hip ratio In premenopausal women, .68-.80 is normal) In men: Ideal is .85-.95 (along with higher financial position) Symmetry: Facial and Body Beauty Check (Thornhill), Baby-facedness 2 of 15
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Attraction (cont.) Who is attractive?
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Chapter 11 - Attraction and Intimacy: Liking and Loving...

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