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Attraction+_+Relat+F10+6 - 11/16/2010...

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11/16/2010 1 I. Social Relationships are important II. How to Get What You Want–7 Steps III. How to Keep What You Got The Need to Affiliate Belonging is a basic human motive People with networks of social ties tend to be happier , healthier , and more satisfied with life than those who are isolated from others Shyness and loneliness are (literally) painful! These fMRI scans show cortex activity during social exclusion: (A) Associated with “distress signal” when experiencing pain (B) Associated with regulation and inhibition of felt pain Step 1: Be Good Looking What is beautiful? Faces Body type Waist to hip ratio: W l ll it/ l hi (24/36 Women low: small waist/large hips (24/36) Men high: hips and waist similar (30/32) Physical Health Skin, hair, muscle tone
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11/16/2010 2 Fact or Fiction? Well Adjusted Intelligence More Friends Bette Socia kill Attractive people have /are more: Better Personality Higher Self Esteem Better Social Skills More Active Sex Life Make More Money Are More Likable What is Beautiful is Good Stereotype The implicit association of beauty with desirable personality characteristics What is Beautiful is Good Some assumptions are universal, others are culturally specific (Markus et al., 1996) US/Canada: independent, self reliant Korea: integrity generosity concern for other Korea: integrity, generosity, concern for others Self fulfilling prophecy (Snyder, Tanke, Berscheid, 1977) Step 2: Be Rich and Famous Evolutionary Differences in Attraction Evolved Sex Differences Men and Women Differ in Domains Where they Have Recurrently Faced Different Adaptive Problems Over Human Evolutionary History Recurrently Different Adaptive Problems of the Sexes Internal female fertilization Obligatory parental investment Metabolic demands of breast feedin Metabolic demands of breast feeding Genetic cuckoldry Potential for misdirected parental investment Cryptic ovulation
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11/16/2010 3 Evolutionary Theory Males and females form mating relationships based on what is optimal for producing offspring Females must be highly selective of potential mates because the number of offspring they can raise in a lifetime is biologically limited. Need resources. Males can be less selective, as they can father an
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