PSY 375 Week 4 DQ 1
PSY 375 Week 4 DQ 1
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Date Created: 11/12/15
D0 1 Week Four What attracts someone to another person Why is attraction different from person to person Before love or even the inkling of a relationship there is attraction that unexplained magnetism that draws people together possibly leading to love So far there isn39t a neat answer as to why Much relationship research has focused on how romantic heterosexual relationships are formed or how people fall in love and stay in love Within the past few years researchers have begun to focus on the nature of physical attraction with a spate of studies many of them published in the past year What attracts someone to another person That39s difficult to say Some people are attracted by a smile a laugh or even something as simple as a look Others are attracted to certain physical types But this question of initial attraction is more than just about the physical Personality evolution and even economic compatibility can all be factors in why people are drawn together quotWhat we see as attractive is a byproduct of not only our biological wiring but is also in uenced by socia cultural factorsquot says David Sarwerof the Center for Human Appearance at the University of Pennsylvania Although individual differences in what we consider attractive quotare not wellunderstoodquot Sarwer says we are shaped by quotwhat we learn from our parents and peers as well as what we see in the mass mediaquot Overall experts say men are visual beings and focus on the physical woman view attractiveness as more than just looks Evolutionary theorists say men are attracted to youthful women who have an quothourglass figurequot with hips larger than the waist an advantage in childbirth Women are attracted to masculine faces that are more angular with a larger jaw and greater muscle mass which suggest higher levels of testosterone quotAt some point people get a sense of What they look like and how attractive they are There39s sort of a mating market Where people are attracted to partners similar in valuequot says Dario Maestripieri a professor of human development evolutionary biology and neurobiology at the University of Chicago A less attractive man attracted to a more attractive woman for example can compensate With money and status he says Some people are attracted to others Who resemble a beloved family member or Who were their first date or first love While others are attracted to the complete opposite at least in terms of physical appearance 572009 Balance Consciousness amp Awareness People Skills Personal Development Relationships
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