Competence - Marked by high levels of interpersonal...

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Competence People who are competent have knowledge, ability, or proficiency We are more attracted to people who are talented or competent When all else is equal Similarity Similarity: Extent to which two people are alike in terms of age, education, attitudes, and so on Similar people are attracted to each other Homogamy: Tendency to marry someone who is like us in almost every way Self-Disclosure Process of revealing private thoughts, attitudes, feelings, and one s personal history to others Reciprocity: Return in kind; reciprocal exchange Overdisclosure: Self-disclosure that exceeds what is appropriate for a relationship or social situation Love and Attachment Romantic Love:
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Unformatted text preview: Marked by high levels of interpersonal attraction, sexual desire, and heightened arousal Liking: Relationship based on intimacy and affection but lacking passion or deep commitment Mutual Absorption: When two lovers almost always attend only to each other Evolutionary Psychology: Study of the evolutionary origins of human behavior patterns Evolutionary Psychology Influences sexual attraction and mate selection Buss (2004; 2007) found that men prefer younger, more attractive partners And women prefer older, higher status, more successful partners Preferences may have evolved because of specific reproductive challenges faced by men and women...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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