Lecture 6 PSY220 Attraction & Relationships (2013) WHITE

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Unformatted text preview: ponsive to “cuter” babies •  A.rac0ve infants receive more playful a.en0on from their mothers •  A.rac0ve children are more popular in nursery school Don’t forget the power of the situa0on! Lady in Red The Beer Goggle Effect Bar Study •  103 women and men recruited from local bars near a university in the southern U.S. •  Asked to rate other people’s a.rac0veness as three 0me points –  9:00 pm –  10:30 pm –  Midnight Bar Study Results 6.5 6 5.5 Same- Sex Opposite- Sex 5 4.5 4 9:30 PM 10:30 PM Midnight “Closing Time” Effect •  It’s not actually about beer goggles (but I liked the picture) •  It occurs even if people haven’t been drinking •  Shows power of the situa0on influences our percep0ons of other people’s a.rac0veness Factor #4: Physiological Arousal Capilano Bridge Study •  85 men visited one of two bridges over the Capilano River in Vancouver: (1) “scary” bridge or (2) “safe” bridge •  Female experimenter asks him to fill out survey •  She gives him her phone number at end and asks him to call her at home for a full debriefing. Results 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% "Safe" Bridge "Scary" Bridge How to Meet Your Next Partner •  Proximity: You can’t meet someone if you stay home •  Similarity: Talk to like- minded people •  Physical a1rac3veness: Go to bars late at night? Wear red? •  Physiological arousal: Go on a first date that gets your heart racing (not a boring restaurant) Plan for Today •  A1rac3on: What spark...
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