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Unformatted text preview: Factors Related to Attraction-Propinquity-refers to geographic closeness-you will tend to be attracted to those you are around most often, and less attracted to those you are around less often (all other forces being equal)-ex. Her son has a crush on a girl (in middle school) and he was going to have his friend tell her that he liked her...finding out class schedules and being there so she sees you-strongest predictor of romantic attachment within organizations-Similarity-research supports the idea that similarity increases attraction-opposites attract, but don’t stay together-thus, birds of a feather flock together (BOF Effect)-you’re attracted to people that are similar to you-people do assume (wrongly) that if you are similar in these things, you’re also going to be similar in other things-3 qualifications to BOF Effect-perceived similarity does not equal actual similarity -you overestimate similarities compared to attractive people, you underestimate similarities compared to ugly people-only applies if it is a quality you like about yourself-different types of similarity influence attraction-Neimeyer & Mitchell-described 3 basic types of similarity-attitude (tastes and preferences...music, food, etc.)-personality (extraversion, agreeableness, etc.)-value (morals, ethics, etc.)-findings of Neimeyer & Mitchell-examined initial attraction and long-term attraction-attitude similarity was best predictor of initial attraction-personality and value similarity were best predictors of long- term attraction and relational stability -ex. Steve and Kelly are different, she wants to go out -ex....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2011 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Morrison during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08