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Unformatted text preview: Attraction + Intimate Relationships Theories Explaining Sexual Attraction o Evolution and Attraction o Social Role Theory Intimate Relationships o Who is Happy? o Who is Stable? Female attractiveness from an Evolutionary Perspective o Features that mark fertility and good genes are attractive to men o Female Faces Bilateral Symmetry Large Eyes Small Nose Small Chin Prominent cheekbones o Low Waist-to-Hip ratio (~.7) Male Attractiveness from an Evolutionary Perspective o Features that mark wealth + status are attractive to women o Features that mark good genes are attractive to women o Male Faces: Bilateral symmetry Large chin Prominent cheekbones o Male Scent Busss 37 Cultures Study o Based on evolutionary arguments, Buss predicted: MEN will value: Youth Beauty Homemaking skills Chastity WOMEN will value: Wealth Intelligence Status Age o Findings: Where they differed: Men Valued (more than women) o Good health o Refinement, neatness o Good looks o Good cook and housekeep...
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- Fall '08
- Social Psychology