16. Factors Influence Judgments of Attractiveness: A.Female Menstrual Cycles:i.Ovulating: More masculine, rugged featuresii.Not: more boyish, youthful featuresB.Average/Symmetrical Faces:C.Waist to hip Ratios: 0.7i.Males>SHR, Females <WHR reported sexual intercourse at an earlier age, more sexual partners, more extra pair copulations, and having engaged in more instances of intercourse with people who were involved in another relationship.D. Smell:i.Women pick up on more symmetrical face by smell just prior to ovulating.a)Not if on the pillb)Women are more likely to cheat on partner with more symmetrical menii.Men and women appear to show a preference for the scent of women/men with dissimilar MHC gene complex.a)Major histo compatibility complex: tells immune system how to functioniii.Men prefer scent of women who are fertile/ovulating.17. Babies learn what is attractive thru reinforcement and punishment: Cognitive averaging:18. Symmetrical faces preferred:iv.Symmetrical faces are “average”v.Average=symmetrical=attractivevi.Some asymmetry is goodvii.Symmetrical faces indicate mental and physical health19. Female waist to hip ratio 0.7:1.Optimal levels of estrogenand are less susceptible to major diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and ovarian cancers.20. Geographic regions where physical attractiveness is more important cue:
•Equatorial regions21. Men value physical attractiveness more then women.22. Minnesota Dating Study: •Rating attractiveness, randomly matched people up. The only predictor if they’d go out again was the partners rating of attractiveness which was done by the workers who had them fill out questionnaire.23. Downsides of being attractive:•Lied to more (less comfortable receiving positive feedback).•Comparisons with attractive can (temporarily) hurt relationships24. Matching Hypothesis:People in established relationships =similar attractiveness.25. Desirability Equation: Physical Attractiveness X Probability of Acceptance*Movie Booth Study:More likely to choose room with attractive person when there watching a different movie, even if it is a bad one, so they have a reason.26. Reason for liking those who are similar to us:27. Types of Similarity:oDemographicoAttitude and ValuesoPersonality28. Romeo and Juliet Effect:Liking those who family/friends disapprove of. Might occur out of rebellion, wanting a challenge, wanting what we can’t have.29. Closing Time Effect:oTend to find individuals more attractive as closing time nears.oPeople in committed relationship don’t get closing time effect because they are not looking.Love1. Throughout history, feelings of love were a key component of who a person chose for a spouse.FALSE: Had very little to do with love.
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