Chapter 16 Attraction

Chapter 16 Attraction - "A kiss is a lovely trick designed...

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Attraction Chapter 16 “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” – Ingrid Bergman
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Love me tender Two types of love (Hatfield, 1988) Passionate love : aroused state of intense positive absorption in another person Companionate love : deep, affectionate attachment for another person
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Love me tender
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The investment model
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Satisfaction Gottman: positive experiences must outweigh negative experiences By at least 5 to 1 e.g., fighting vs. sex Vicious cycle of responding
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Satisfaction “She really likes me!” “He’s so romantic!” “What did he do this time?” “She must want something from me.” Relationship-enhancing attributions Relationship-distressing attributions
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Quality of available alternatives Is there a better alternative than my current mate? People in successful relationships Are inattentive to potential alternatives Devalue potential, attractive alternatives Miller: had people talk about
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