Psyc. 3110 Study Guide - Study Guide for Final...

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Study Guide for Final Interpersonal Psychology 3110 Most of the exam questions will come from this guide All readings, handouts, videos and lecture are fair game 1. Discuss the 3 basic human needs typically fulfilled via interpersonal relationships. 2. What is interdependence? Mutuality? 3. How has our culture changed in the last 30 years in ways that would be significant for interpersonal relationships? 4. Be familiar with the Guttentag and Secord (pg 13) theory regarding sex ratios. With regard to sex ratios, when are societies typically more conservative? 5. With regard to individual differences, how big are typical gender differences noted in relationship science? In general, are men and women more the same or different? 6. How do traditional couples typically differ from non traditional (i.e, androgynous) couples (pg. 24-25)? What about with regard to the construct of expressiveness? What are instrumental traits? 7. According to Metts and Cupach, 1990 (pg. 24), what are the consequences of stereotypic beliefs about men and women’s degree of similarity? 8. What are the Big 5? Which one seems to have little to do with relationship success or satisfaction? Which one appears to be the most correlated with relationship satisfaction? 9. *Be familiar with the 4 attachment styles described in class and by Hazan and Shaver (pgs 14-18). Is attachment style changeable? How do experts believe we acquire a particular attachment style? Know the longitudinal studies of attachment and later relationships. 10. *Discuss evolutionary psychology as it relates to interpersonal relationships-what are its 3 assumptions? a. What is natural selection? b. Parental investment? c. Paternity uncertainty? 11. KNOW the Awareness wheel. What are the 6 basic emotions? 12. How does proximity affect attraction? Convenience? 13. Be able to define and give an example of the following: matching hypothesis, attractiveness leniency effect, contrast effect, mate value, stimulus value role theory, fatal attraction, and the Romeo and Juliet Effect 14. What role does self monitoring play in dating and attractiveness (pg. 87)? 15. What % of variability in overall adjustment is associated with physical attractiveness (pg. 88)? 16. Be familiar with the Major, Carrington and Carnevale, 1984 study of trust and praise among attractive and less attractive subjects (pg. 88) 17. Be familiar with the Bernstein, et al., (1983) study of risking rejection on pages 91. 18. Is playing hard to get typically a successful strategy (pg.92)? 19. Which is more accurate, “opposites attract” or “birds of a feather flock together”? 20. Do most people know their partners as well as they think they do? 21. How are looks and resources prioritized by men and women looking for mates? How does this differ between same sex and opposite sex attraction? 22.
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course PSYC 3110 taught by Professor House during the Fall '07 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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