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Module 58: Prosocial Relations Attraction The Psychology of Attraction Proximity – geographical nearness –promotes attraction because it increases the opportunities for interaction and because of the mere exposure effect. Mere exposure effect: the phenomenon that repeated exposure to novel stimuli increases liking of them. Physical Attractiveness – people prefer people with this because they are perceived as healthier, happier, more sensitive, successful, and socially skilled. Judgments of attractiveness vary by culture, and as time passes we find that those we care about are more attractive. Similarity of attitudes and interests greatly increases liking after people make it past the first impression. Reward theory of attraction: we will like those whose behaviour is rewarding to us and we will continue relationships that offer more rewards than costs. Romantic Love Passionate Love: an aroused state of intense positive absorption in another, usually present at the beginning of a love relationship. Adrenaline makes the heart grow fonder.
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