Attractiveness at adulthood not only do we perceive

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attractiveness at adulthood Not only do we perceive attractive people as likable We also perceive likable people as attractive Discovering someone’s similarities to us Makes the person seem more attractive (Beaman & Klentz, 1983; Klentz & others, 1987) Love sees loveliness The more in love a woman is with a man The more physically attractive she finds him (Price & others, 19674) The more in love people are The less attractive they find all others of the opposite sex (Johnson & Rusbult, 1989; Simpson & others, 1990) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - Similarity versus complementarity o Do birds of a feather flock together? Friends, engaged couples, and spouses are far more likely than randomly paired people to share common attitudes, beliefs, and values Furthermore, the greater the similarity between husband and wife the happier they are and the less likely they are to divorce (Byrne, 1971; Caspi & Herbener, 1990) Likeness begets liking (likeness-leads-to-liking effect) Byrne (1971) The more similar someone’s attitudes are to your own the more likable you will find the person When others think as we do We not only appreciate their attitudes Also make positive inferences about their character (Montoya & Horton, 2004) Mimicry fosters fondness
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People like those who act as they do Natural mimicry increase rapport (Lakin and Chartrand, 2003) Dissimilarity breeds dislike We have a bias toward assuming that others share our attitudes False consensus bias Getting to know someone Discovering that the person is actually dissimilar Tends to decreased liking (Norton & others, 2007) If those dissimilar attitudes pertain to our strong moral convictions We dislike and distance ourselves from them all the more (Skitka & others, 2005) Dissimilar attitudes depress liking more than similar attitudes enhance it (Singh & Ho, 2000; Singh & Teob, 1999) Within their own groups Where they expect similarity People find it especially hard to like someone with dissimilar vies (Chen & Kenrick, 2002) Attitude alignment More attracted to people who hold similar attitudes to our won than dissimilar others Study of students in the dorms (Newcomb, 1961) IV: paired students based on attitude similarity DV: Who were friends at the end of the year? More likely to be friends with attitudinally similar others Helps promote and sustain close relationships Lead partners to overestimate their attitude similarities (Kenny & Acitelli, 2001; Murray & others, 2002) Whether people perceive those of another race as similar or dissimilar influences their racial attitudes Wherever one group of people regards another as other The potential for conflict is high
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Perception of like minds seems more important for attraction than like skins Cultural racism still persists Do opposites attract?
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