relationships getting off the ground

relationships getting off the ground - Relationships...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Relationships Getting off the Ground Liking – more psychological Attraction – physical, sexual, similarity, personality Attraction without liking Cross-sex relationships that are strictly platonic When attracted to personality Celebrities Lindsay Lohan – physially attractive, but poor decision-making Liking without attraction One night stand Cross-sex relationships that are strictly platonic When liking the person as a friend 4 predictors for liking/attraction 1. Proximity – situational Geographic closeness Opportunity for interaction – likely to be positive Anticipated future interaction Leads people to get along early on
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Relationships Getting off the Ground Moderates behavior Fire someone immediately – no negative reactions 13-14% of Miami alumn are Miami Mergers Students in Oxford, OH – students are homogeneous SES, preppy, white Small town; isolated Proximity goes hand-in-hand with similarity The people you are most geographically close to, you are most similar to – regional differences College campus Job Spend a lot of time there Exceptions to Proximity Criminal justice statistics 1/3 of all murders are committed by family members against each other Marvin Gaye killed by his dad Lacrosse couple at VA Acquaintance rape Long-distance relationships 1 st year students By Thanksgiving, most LDRs end (Miami Research) Carpenter & Knox – What could make or break an LDR?
Background image of page 2
Relationships Getting off the Ground Men Opportunity to visit the partner Skype is great, but need physical contact Some of the visits are initiated by the woman Mutual desire to travel to see the other Immedate reward/cost ratio is most important Satisfied in the present Perceived freedom to see other people Not necessarily acting on it Hall pass – the movie Women Ability to maintain emotional bond/connection Forecast reward/cost ratio is most important Commitment to a future Role of friends on relationship CL Alt is high for those in LDRs Frequency of visits Once/month (on avg) better able to cope Light at the end of the tunnel Quality of communication
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Relationships Getting off the Ground Ability to maintain the depth of communication Jumping back into a relationship like you were never gone Closeness before the distance came into play Trajectory – look back on relationship Imagined communication Think about what you’ll talk about; their response How often we engage in idealization In the person’s absence, we put the other person on a pedastal – remember good attributes – overlook flaws Positive Reinforce relationship, don’t pick small fights Negative Expectations are high and experience is low, more give than the other Set self up for a fall if this happens after the relationship has been going on 2. Physical attractiveness Appear healthy, reproduction Socialization Sex sells marketing – unattainable images Attractive models and actors Romantic relationships Goffman – sociology of romance (2 conditions must be met)
Background image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 9

relationships getting off the ground - Relationships...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online