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Chapter 10 - Attraction and Exclusion The Need to Belong Attraction: Who Likes Whom? Rejection
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Attraction and Exclusion Melena Schmidt and Average Joe What could account for the discrepancy between Melena’s espoused attitude and her choices on the show?
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Attraction and Exclusion Attraction Anything that draws two or more people together Social acceptance People like you and include you in their groups Rejection (Social exclusion) People exclude you from their groups
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Tradeoffs - Testosterone A Blessing and a Curse Testosterone is a hormone associated with masculinity Testosterone is a mixed blessing High testosterone men are more exciting, but less reliable Interested in exploring new places and less prone to stay at home Testosterone helps for finding mates, not for maintaining stable families reaches peak around age 20 and declines thereafter New fathers – testosterone drops
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The Need to Belong Need to belong is powerful drive within human psyche Form and maintain close and lasting relationships People usually form relationships easily People are reluctant to end relationships Two ingredients to belongingness Regular social contact with others Close, stable, mutually intimate contact Having one without the other = partial satisfaction People do not continue to form relationships Most people seek four to six close relationships Even in people-rich environments, most people form social circles of about six people
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Not Belonging Is Bad for You Failure to satisfy a need to belong leads to significant health problems Death rates are higher among people without social connections People without a good social network have more physical and mental health problems
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