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Unformatted text preview: ituational when we explain the behavior of other people ► Why? b/c we assume a consistency in their behavior An accident
An accident Poor driver? Poor vision? Careless driver? Weather conditions? Attribution Biases
Phenomenon in which an initial understanding that a person has positive traits is used to infer other uniformly positive characteristics Attribution Biases
Self serving bias
Tendency to attribute one’s successes to personal, dispositional factors and one’s failures to environmental, situational factors
► If you interview for a job and get it? Disposition/situation?
► Serves to protect selfesteem and positive selfidentity Stems from . . .
Stems from . . . protect self
► Desire to ‘look good’ in the ► Desire to eyes of others Assumedsimilarity bias
The tendency to think of people as being similar to oneself, even when meeting them for the first time B Attraction
Factors (Proximity, Reciprocity, Good Looks, Similarity) Proximity
Proximity ►geographic closeness Why is it that proximity is related to friendship formation?
Mere exposure effect?
Exceptions to it? Mate Selection: Mate Selection: The Mating Game ► Men and women across cultures agree to certain values when it comes to mate selection: Mutual attraction/love
Pleasing disposition They do not agree necessarily on whether proper social status is important So those are the 4 factors influencing So those are the 4 factors influencing interpersonal attraction . . .
► Now let’s talk about 2 more issues related to interpersonal attraction ►Romantic Attraction
►Mate Selection MatchingHypothesis
► Physically attractive individuals tend to PAIR with other physically attractive individuals Likely
to end up with
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This document was uploaded on 03/11/2014 for the course PSYC 1200 at Saint Mary's University Texas.
- Winter '13