06 Attraction - Attraction the desire to approach someone...

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Attraction “the desire to approach someone”
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WHAT CAUSES TWO PEOPLE TO BE ATTRACTED TO EACH OTHER? § “It isn’t always just how you look. Look at me. I’m handsome like anything, and I haven’t got anybody to marry yet”
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Thinking Question § Think about a time you were first attracted to someone § List 3 reasons why you think you were attracted to this person.
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Fundamental Basis of Interpersonal Attraction Ø We are attracted to those who reward us ….either because they treat us well, or simply because they are present when positive events occur.
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Fundamental Basis of Interpersonal Attraction Ø Two reward types influence attraction: 1. Direct Rewards v Positive consequences - with someone; through interaction E.g., attention, interest, approval, influence who we are attracted to 2. Indirect Rewards v Presence of another - with other positive experiences v Connects us to that person v Attraction by association (misattribution of arousal) v Emotional tone of surrounding situation v Strong emotions (fear)-relabeled as attraction - presence of object v Dutton & Aron 1974
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Routes to Attraction 1. Proximity/Propinquity: Liking Those Near Us 2. Physical Attractiveness 3. Reciprocity 4. Similarity
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Routes to Attraction 1. Proximity – Liking Those Near Us Ø. Our friendships and romances grow out of interactions with those who are nearby q Festinger, Schachter, and Back (1950) § Study of student apartment complexes
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Routes to Attraction Ø Familiarity Mere exposure: repeated contact increases liking § Like people whose face we recognize
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