ECU PSYC 3300 - Chapter 15 - Part 1 - Slides (7 pages)

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Psyc 3300 - Psychology of Personality
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6 19 2018 Chapter 15 Part 1 PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL INTERACTION 3 Mechanisms of Social Interaction Selection Evocation Manipulation Selection Personality influences selection of People Romantic partners Friends Colleagues Situations 1 6 19 2018 Personality Romantic Relationships Buss et al 1990 Surveyed mate prefs of over 10 000 P s from 33 countries Most desired characteristics Mutual attraction love Dependablity Emotional stability Personality Romantic Relationships Two competing hypotheses Complementary needs theory we like people who are different from us opposites attract Attraction similarity theory we like people who are similar to us birds of a feather flock together Personality Romantic Relationships Assortative mating People like and marry others who are similar to themselves Why Active selection of mates who are similar By products of other processes e g proximity 2 6 19 2018 Personality Romantic Relationships Botwin et al 1997 Studied relationship between desired mate personality own personality Result Positive Correlation People want mates with similar personalities to their own Personality Romantic Relationships Do people get the mates they want Botwin et al 1997 Compared prefs for ideal mate personality actual mate personality Result Positive correlation Conclusion People frequently get the mates they want Personality Romantic Relationships Does partner personality affect marital satisfaction YES People are happiest if married to partners high in Agreeableness Emotional stability low neuroticism Openness 3 6 19 2018 Personality Romantic Relationships Personality Breakup Violation of Desire theory Buss 2003 Prediction break ups more common when people don t get what they want Most people want mates who are dependable emotionally stable Those who fail risk of divorce Conclusion People who don t get what they desire are more likely to break up 0 1 2 3 4 Not at all Slightly Moderately Very Extremely 1 I get nervous if I have to speak with someone in



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