Final Exam Review - Chapter 8 &9 Elements of Initial...

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Elements of Initial Attraction and Relationship Development Proximity – geographic, residential, or other forms of spatial closeness Familiarity – increase in positive feelings towards a person by frequent exposure Physical Attractiveness - facial features, physique, weight Matching Hypothesis - people with similar attractiveness gravitate to each other Mere Exposure Effect Familiarity – increase in positive feelings towards a person by frequent exposure Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love Intimacy – warmth, closeness, and sharing in a relationship Passion – intense feelings (pos. and neg.) in a relationship Commitment – decision and intent to maintain a relationship The course of romantic love Passion peaks early, then declines, intimacy and commitment increase over time Similarities between heterosexual and homosexual relationships Levels of love, commitment, overall and sexual satisfaction, and sources of conflict Reasons why romantic relationships end premature commitment, bad communication, becoming bored, more attractive relationships come around Evolutionary theory on mating Chapter 10 Gender, Gender Identity, Gender roles, Gender-role Identity Gender – the state of being male or female Gender Identity – an individual’s perception of themselves as male or female Gender Roles
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course CEP 260 taught by Professor Oka during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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