Why do we seek out relationships

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Why do we seek out relationships? o Humans are social animals “wired to socialize Negative effects of isolation – ppl with lower number of interpersonal relationships are more depressed, hopeless, have poorer health o Sex drives o Evolutionary theory – relationships function to propagate genes o Need to belong – a need to belong is a fundamental human motivation Ppl seem to form bonds easily Ppl avoid breaking bonds Ppl dedicate a lot of cognitive resources to interpersonal matters In-group: complex Out-group: black-white Ppl’s emotions are highly implicated in relationships Positive affect during new relationships Negative affect during relationship death Determinants of attraction and liking o Proximity Festing, Schacter, Back Apartment buildings – identified distances b/w individual rooms and asked residents to name 3 of their closest friends Functional distance – certain aspects of architectural design that make it
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