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Learning goals: Understand human’s need for attachment and the benefits affiliation provides Understand various theories of attraction Identify characteristics desired in a relationship Identify and understand key factors in promoting interpersonal attraction Identify theories of love and distinguish between types of love
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Need for affiliation Humans have an innate basic need for affiliation. Distraction hypothesis Social comparison theory Benefits of affiliation: Sense of attachment Social integration Reassurance of worth Sense of reliable alliance Guidance Opportunity for nurturance
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Top 10 “Wish List” Create a top ten wish list for characteristics you desire in your ideal mate.
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Importance of Attraction Characteristics all people desire in a mate: Warmth Competence Physical attractiveness While all people desire similar characteristics, there are considerable sex differences in the value or importance placed on each
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 202 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at North South University.

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