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Who Likes Whom? (Social Psychology report) It's my first time to use the site. XD

Mairen Garcia

on 1 February 2011

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Transcript of Attraction

ATTRACTION Who Likes Whom? ATTRACTION n. anything that draws two
or more people together,
making them want to be
together and possibly to
form a lasting relationship. ingratiation: what people actively do to try to make someone to like them case in point according to
Edward E. Jones people seem to have
an intuitive knowledge
of what fosters
attraction and they use
that knowledge to get
other people to like them do birds of the same feather flock together or do opposites attract? opposites do not attract very often similarity is a common and significant cause of attraction self-monitoring ability to change one's behavior for different situations high self-monitoring maximize social situations low self-monitoring pay more attention to permanent connections husbands and wife tend to have similar levels of intelligence
married partners are also similar in other dimensions (physical attractiveness, education, and socio-economic status) matching hypothesis proposition that people tend to pair up with others who are
equally attractive attraction to similar others is likely a social thing reinforcement theory proposition that people and animals will perform behaviors that have been rewarded more than they will perform other behaviors strategies for getting someone to like you: do favors for the person
praising/giving compliments reciprocity "If I do something for you, you should do something for me in return." common principle among cultures: If someone likes you, it is hard to resist liking that person in return. propinquity being near someone on a regular basis propinquity and liking people sometimes like others based on nothing more than familiarity and having shared experiences social allergy effect a partner's annoying habits become more annoying over time what is good is beautiful effect assumption that physically attractive people will be superior to others on many other traits in one study, the dating partner's attractiveness was the strongest predictor of how much people enjoyed the date rather than similarity and reciprocity
classy, expensive clothing attracts more attention
body shape is another component of attractiveness and appeal
men chan change their preferences fairly easily (preferences can change even within the same day) SIMILARITY, COMPLEMENTARITY, AND OPPOSITENESS SOCIAL REWARDS: YOU MAKE ME FEEL GOOD TIT FOR TAT: RECIPROCITY AND LIKING in nonverbal behavior: reciprocity can take the form of mimicking
in one-sided and/or unrequited love: people are positively attracted when they learn that someone else likes them, but may find the attraction to be a problem if they do not wish to reciprocate YOU AGAIN: MERE EXPOSURE vs LOOKING GOOD
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