Chapter 15 Powepoint

Chapter 15 Powepoint - Personality & Social Interaction...

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Personality & Social Interaction Chapter 15: 4-13-10
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3 Mechanisms of Social interaction 1. Selection 2. Evocation 3. Manipulation
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1st Mechanism 1. Selection People choose specific social environment according to their personality
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Personality in Marriage Personality Characteristics desired in a marriage partner (Buss et al., 1990)
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Factors in Choosing a mate 1. Good Cook and house keeper 2. Pleasing disposition 3. Sociability 4. Similar educational background 5. Refinement/neatness 6. Chastity 7. Dependable character 8. Emotional stability 9. Good financial prospect 10.Desire for home and children 11.Favorable social status
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results #1: LOVE besides #1 the other top choices were all dependable character, emotional stability, pleasing disposition
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Who are you attracted to? complementary needs theory vs. attraction similarity theory -- who wins? complementary needs theory - “opposite attract” attraction similarity theory - “birds of a feather”
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Assortative mating: people are married to people who are similar to themselves - race, height, Botwin et al. (1997) own personality characteristics correlated with personality characteristics of desired partner Birds of a Feather Do Flock Together
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Do we get the mates we want?
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course ECON 10012 taught by Professor My during the Spring '11 term at Kent State.

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