151 - Affection

151 - Affection - Affection

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Affection How and why people show/receive affection and consequences Based upon neo-Darwinian perspective Propositions: 1.  The need and capacity for affection are inborn 2.  Affectionate feelings and affectionate expressions are distinct experiences  that often, but not always, covary 3.  Affection is adaptive for human viability and fertility. o Promotes significant pair bonds, increasing access to material and  emotional resources that help sustain life. o Portrays oneself to potential mating partners as a viable partner and a  fit potential parent. o The experiences of feeling and exchanging affection covary with  physiological characteristics governing immune system strength,  stress, and reward. 4.  Humans vary in their optimal tolerances for affection and affectionate  behavior. 5.  Affectionate behaviors that violate the range of optimal tolerance are 
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course COMM 151 taught by Professor Afifi during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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