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Unformatted text preview: Attraction & Intimacy PSY 120000: Fall 2011 Purdue University Dr. Eric D. Wesselmann 1 Different Approaches to Studying Inter-Personal Relationship Evolutionary Attachment Interdependence Social Cognitive BROAD SPECIFIC 3 Evolutionary Perspective Main thrust: attitudes & behaviors shaped by natural selection and tend to be innate Goal for survival Goal for passing on genes Short-term vs. Long-term mate selection 4 Short-Term Mate Selection Males more likely to report they would enter short-term sexual relationships than females However, sexes are similar in what they look for in short-term sexual partners. Physical attractiveness , social status, creativity, kindness, liveliness (Li & Kenrick, 2006) 5 Evolution or Social Roles? Video 6 Interdependence Perspective Interdependence = situation in which each persons thoughts, emotions, & behavioral intentions influence each other A ffect B ehavior C ognition (Thibaut & Kelley, 1959) 7 Commitment Model Commitment a long-term orientation towards the relationship...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course PSYC 120 taught by Professor Bethlebreton during the Fall '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Fall '11