WSU PSYCH 350 - Attraction and Close Relationships (3 pages)

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Attraction and Close Relationships

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Lecture number:
17
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Washington State University
Course:
Psych 350 - Social Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 350 1st Edition Lecture 17 Outline of Last Lecture I Groupthink II Social Dilemmas III Resource Dilemmas IV Deindividuation V Individuation Outline of Current Lecture I The Need to Belong II Shyness III Initial Attraction IV The Major Role of Physical Attractiveness Current Lecture I The Need to Belong a A basic human motive b Those with a network of close social ties tend to be happier healthier and more satisfied with life than those who are more isolates II Shyness a Sources Inborn personality trait Learned reaction to failed interactions with others b Painful consequences Negative self evaluations Expectations of failure in social encounters Self imposed isolation c Treatment These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute III Cognitive behavioral therapy Initial Attraction a The importance of familiarity Proximity closeness effect The single best predictor of attraction College students tend to date those who live either nearby or in the same type of housing as they do b Proximity Festinger s housing study 1950 Mere exposure effect The more often we are exposed to a stimulus the more we come to like that stimulus Exception if you dislike something initially exposure may make you dislike it even more Example social allergy effect IV The Major Role of Physical Attractiveness a Hatfield s 1966 Blind Date Study Freshmen were randomly matched up for blind dates Physical attractiveness was the only predictor of being asked for a second date Intelligence personality did not play a role b Plays a role early in life Infants gaze longer at faces that are physically attractive Physically attractive children get greater affection from parents and are seen as more intelligent and better behaved by teachers c Physical Attractiveness Stereotype Tendency to associate physical attractiveness with other desirable qualities Is it true Good looking people do have more



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