Chapter 10-Interpersonal Attraction

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Chapter 10-Interpersonal Attraction Friday, March 25, 2011 12:45 AM 1. The person next door: the propinquity effect 1.a. Propinquity effect: the finding that the more we see and interact with people, the more likely they are to become our friends 1.a.i. Functional distance: refers to certain aspects of architectural design that make it more likely that some people will come into contact with each other more often than with others 1.a. Mere exposure effect: the finding that the more exposure we have to a stimulus, the more apt we are to like it 1. Similarity: a match between our interests, attitudes, values, background, or personality and those of another person 1.a. Similar attitudes, demographics, and personality characteristics 1.a. Attracted to someone whose interpersonal style and communication skills are similar to ours 1.a. Distinction between "actual" (or real) similarity and "perceived" similarity (degree to which one believes oneself is similar to another) 1.b. A lack of similarity does play an important role in "flings" or low commitment relationships 1. Reciprocal liking 1.a. Most crucial determinant of whether we will like person A 1.b. Sometimes happens because of a self-fulfilling prophecy 1.c. Partner tends to mirror the behavior of the person he/she is paired 1. Physical attractiveness and liking 1.a. Men and women rank physical attractiveness as equally important 1.b. Strongest predictor for liking 1.c. Women's features: large eyes, small nose, small chin, prominent cheekbones, narrow cheeks, high eyebrows, large pupils, and a big smile 1.a. Men's features: large eyes, prominent cheekbones, large chin, a big smile 1.a. Beauty in the female is associated with more childlike qualities than male beauty is 1.a. Cultural standards of beauty 1.a.i. People's perceptions of what is beautiful or handsome is similar across cultures 1.a.i. Researchers have suggested that humans came to find certain dimensions
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course PSYC 260 taught by Professor Traceycallison during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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