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Unformatted text preview: Interpersonal Attraction 16:13 How does attractiveness affect initial attraction Physical attractiveness Cultural component Liking influences But mostly pretty objective For faces average and symmetrical Like to look at them Stereotypes about attractive people What is beautiful is good heuristic Better ratings on unrelated dimensions Can influence actual behavior through the self-fulfilling prophecy What are some individual differences that affect initial attraction? Physical attractiveness Individual differences in importance Sekf monitoring: how much you match you behavior to a given situation High v low Gender Health and fertility Resources and status Fertility Women are more attracted to masculine men Men are more attracted to women How does proximity affect initial attraction? Interaction More contact: more liking (most of the time) Mere exposure (Zajonc): the more times you are exposed to something the more times...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PSY 221 taught by Professor Hugenberg during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.
- Fall '08