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Prosocial Relations Module 59
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Prosocial relations are the  positive  relationships  we have with other people. Some of the most basic prosocial relations are  attraction or affection, altruism, and  peacemaking. Why and how do we engage in these behaviors?
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Psychology of Attraction v Proximity:  we like  those we see often. v Mere exposure effect:  we like things we are  repeatedly exposed to Ø Adaptive for ancestors
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Psychology of Attraction v Attractiveness:  We like  physically attractive people. Ø Average features Ø Preference even in babies Ø Probably adaptive Ø But we also find people we 
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Psychology of Attraction v Similarity : Individuals with similar attitudes,  beliefs and interests tend to feel connected to  one another.
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Romantic Love v Passionate Love: aroused state  of intense positive absorption  in another, usually present at  the beginning of a love  relationship. v
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course PSYCH 102 taught by Professor Jared during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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