College 1978 and 1982 Recruited research assistants to ask people awkward

College 1978 and 1982 recruited research assistants

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College 1978 and 1982.Recruited research assistants to ask people awkward questions (“I havebeen noticing you around campus. I find you to be very attractive,” “Wouldyou go out with me tonight?” “Would you come over to my apartmenttonight?” and “Would you go to bed with me tonight?”
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Asked one of the three questions, not all.Male RA’s: Date- 56%, Apartment- 6%, Bed- 0%Female RA’s: Date- 50%, Apartment- 69%, Bed- 69%Are Genders Really That Different?Conley, 2012Why women are more weary to have casual sex?Fear of being judgedDoubt that casual sex will be pleasurable.Not about lack of interest, it’s about difference in experienceReciprocity:Flipped side of rejection, idea of mutual liking (we like people who like us).Reason: We’re less afraid of them rejecting us, we think they have good taste.Study(Curtis and Miller, 1986)120 students, randomly assigned 60 pairs who have 5 minute conversations.Student A’s beliefs are manipulated. They take surveys and then experimenter discusses fake survey from person B.False information about whether B likes them or not.B is not told anything about A’s beliefs.Afterwards, they have another 10 minute conversation and measure likingfor each other a second time.If A was told that B liked them, they would like B.If A was told that B didn’t like them, they would dislike B.B likes A more when A is told B likes them (reason: they are more friendly and outgoing)Misattribution of Arousal:Dutton and Aron, 1974: The Shaky Bridge StudyConclusion: Strong emotions relabeled as attraction if an acceptable object is present.Men who walked across stable bridge typically did not call researcher.Men who walked across shaky bridge more likely to call researcher.Physiological arousal:Includes physical sensations including increased heart rate, higher body temperature, sweaty palms, etc.We are more likely to misattribute our arousal to attraction after doing something exciting, scary, etc.This is why first dates are usually recommended to be at scary movies, roller coaster rides, eating spicy food, and other things that cause excitement.Reason: You attribute excitement to that person.Couples who do more exciting things with their partners report more marital satisfaction than couples who do not.When you experience “rush” with another person, it enhances the experience.Problems with dating apps:People will only pay attention to the pictures, not the description.When we are given the opportunity to choose based on looks, we do so.
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Love and CommitmentTriangulating Theory of Love (Sternberg, 1986):Many types of love that exist in couples. Defined by three ideas:Passion:Infatuation, in love with someone, think about them all the time.Intimacy:Liking, interested in them, you know things about them.Commitment: Empty love, couple married for many years with no more passion and attraction, staying together for family or other reasons.
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