Attraction 12 2 10

Attraction 12 2 10 - 12/2/2010 Att raction I. why are we...

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12/2/2010 Attraction I. why are we attracted to others? (Big Question) o Information vs Outcome dependence II. Why are we attracted to others? (Small Question) III. Theories Explaining (Sexual) Attraction o Evolution and Attraction o Social Role Theory I. Why are we attracted to others? o A: to fulfill Affiliation Needs We are all so social that we are attuned to these needs o We are motivated to approach others in order to: 1. Learn about ourselves (information dependence) 2. Gain positive outcomes (outcome dependence) A. Learning about ourselves o Social Comparison Theory (Festinger): Uncertainty about the self is aversive We are motivated to hold accurate self views Accuracy is tested by comparing ourselves to others Ex: Whaddyaget? On test exams Publications B. Gaining Positive Outcomes
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12/2/2010 o Social Exchange Theory: We are motivated to gain positive outcomes We are attracted to and maintain relationships in which the
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