Lecture 12 - Attraction and Relationships 04/11/11 (Part 1)...

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2 Being With Others need to belong: basic human motive need for affiliation: establish and maintain social relationships; “sociostat” loneliness: feeling socially deprived
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3 Attraction v. Relationship attraction: desire to form a relationship with a particular person intimate relationship: relationship between two people; emotional attachment, need fulfillment, interdependence family, friends, romantic partners
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4 Theoretical Perspectives reward theories consistency theories self-expansion model
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5 Predictors of Attraction reciprocity familiarity similarity (and dissimilarity) physical appearance mate preferences social influences arousal
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6 Reciprocity like other when other likes self when is it decreased? when is it increased? what about “playing hard-to-get”?
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7 Familiarity proximity mere exposure Ratings of attractiveness of visitor's personality 3.6 3.8 4.3 4.4 3 3.5 4 4.5 0 5 10 15 Number of classes visited by female confederates
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2011 for the course PSY 240 taught by Professor Freitas during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Lecture 12 - Attraction and Relationships 04/11/11 (Part 1)...

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