UT Knoxville PSYC 360 - Final Exam Study Guide (7 pages)

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School:
University of Tennessee
Course:
Psyc 360 - Social Psychology
Edition:
2

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PSCY 360 1st Edition Final Exam Study Guide Lectures 17 25 Lecture 17 October 30 Beauty What influences our idea of beauty Define misattribution arousal Is beauty in the eye of the beholder What are the evolutionary factors of beauty Culture influences our idea of beauty Some cultures bind young girls necks with rings to elongate the neck Examples of beauty manipulations in Western Society o Tanning o Botox o Steroids These are all considered private conformity because we do them thinking it s the right thing to do based on society Time periods influence our idea our beauty Compare super models of the past to today o Marilyn Monroe compared to Kierra Knightly Situations influence our idea of beauty This concept is known as situational malleability The study of men where one condition was shown pictures of their wives after seeing a pornographic image then rated their wives attractiveness low and the other condition was shown pictures of their wives without seeing any other image prior rated their wives attractiveness high displays this concept The study where men had to walk across a rickety bridge and was either approached immediately by a female and received her number before leaving or were not approached immediately but still got the woman s number Those that were approached immediately were more like to call the woman than those that weren t approached immediately o Misattribution arousal attributing arousal to something that didn t cause it Ex The men calling the woman back thinking they had a connection with her based on their high arousal that came from walking across the scary bridge Based on social psychology studies Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Attractiveness is inherent Evolutionary factors for beauty Attractive people procreate and their genes end up in the gene pool Seek mates with good genes Subtle patterns among women o Women s preferences for things like symmetry will vary over a particular time span within a month due to the ovulation cycle



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