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chapter 8- interpersonal attraction 18:58 Aspects of attraction The liker o Positive mood o Psychological arousal Makes someone seem more attractive Arousal gets associated with positive and negative things Polarizes judgment Passionate versus compassionate love Hormones Oxytocin Menstrual cycle- attractiveness differs throughout cylce Attractiveness is liked more The liked o Physical attractiveness Important in initial interactions Physical attractiveness stereotype More important for men o Status and standards More important for women Want to know if the man will stay after childbirth (evolution)
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Differential parental investment o Evolution or culture? Liker-liked interaction o Similarity Values and beliefs Physical attractiveness o Why similarity? Convenience Validation of own opinions o Complimentarity? Attraction   similarity? Situational factors o Who will we meet? o Propinquity o Mere exposure- familiarity leads to liking whether its good or bad Who is attractive? Cross-cultural similarities o The young o the average o the symmetrical o the healthy 
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long full hair clear skin good teeth cross-cultural differences? o
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course PSYC 221 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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