3.2-partner selection - From Attraction to Partner...

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From Attraction to Partner Selection
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Attraction Automatic, unconscious, hard to control Partner selection Deliberative, conscious, controlled
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Attraction Lots of halo effect Partner selection More practical considerations
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Attraction Can be unidirectional Partner selection Must be mutual
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Attraction Attraction to more than one partner Partner selection Limited number of relationship partners
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How Do We Select? Murstein’s (1970) Stimulus-Value-Role theory
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Stimulus Stage Physical characteristics Age, race, height and weight, physical appearance (body and facial) Background SES, education, religion, culture Mannerism Opening line?
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Homogamy (similarity) Physical characteristics Age Height and weight Physical attractiveness Background Education; SES Race; Culture Faith
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Matching in Physical Attractiveness
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They Even Look More Alike Over Time
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Heterogamy Interracial Interfaith Interclass
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Value Stage Values and attitudes Interests, habits, life styles
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Homogamy Strong couple similarity on Attitudes Values Interests Life style
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Validation of the self
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course PSY 366 taught by Professor Shanhongluo during the Fall '11 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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