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Social Psychology Week Twelve Notes

by: Caspar Snyder

Social Psychology Week Twelve Notes 21198

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After our exam last Wednesday, we begin the last quarter by discussing interpersonal attraction.
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Date Created: 11/14/14
Social Psychology Week Twelve Notes Interpersonal Attraction I reading intensive 1 Familiar People We tend to like them Example mom s meatloaf 0 Grew up with it 0 Liked it better 0 Biased preference 0 Same with people Example MrMs Right 0 Seven billion people 0 Ours goes to our school Work etc 0 Coincidence 0 We romantically pair up with people we re familiar with o Subtle Obvious but easy to overlook How does familiarity develop 0 Proximity 0 Exposure Proximity Your friends 0 Odds are you met in high school or college Single biggest predictor of attraction 0 Most social interaction with people in the same place 0 Or via technology 0 Leads to biggest liking Festinger et al 1950 0 Friendship patterns in married student housing 0 Results friends with neighbors 0 Residents in busy areas were more often listed as close friends Classroom the alphabet Segal 1974 0 Selfreported reasons for friendship o They have stuff in common 0 Actually because they sit next to each other 0 Alphabetically Stages of life 0 High school 9 college transition 0 Go away for college 0 Don t spend as much time with high school friends 0 Fall out of touch Exposure Mere exposure effect and uency 0 Works for people too Usually attributed to liking 0 Not always Ebbesen et al 1976 and enemies Mirror images Mita et al 0 Two pictures actual Versus mirror 0 Which do youyour friends prefer 0 Results 0 Friends actual 0 You mirror Moreland and Beach 1992 Real college classroom Four typical female student confederates 0 Took pictures 0 1 never came to class 0 2 came five times 0 3 came ten times 0 4 came fifteen times End of semester showed photos to class Dependent variable rate liking of the students Liking of Confederate versus Times in Class 45 35 25 I Liking of Confederate versus Times in Class 15 05 Female 1 Female 2 Female 3 Female 4 2 Physically Attractive People We tend to like them Is beauty only skin deep 0 We don t act that way Research examples 0 Texas judges lower bail and smaller fines 0 Across occupations attractive men and Women earn more 0 Face only a mother could love 0 Mothers more attentive affectionate and playful with cuter babies What is Beauty Evidence for universal agreement on face 0 Different ethnic group faces rated similarly by different people 0 Twomonthold infants look longer at attractive faces 0 Unaware of cultural standards 0 Young or old 0 Male or female 0 Black or White Average Faces Computer generated average faces look more attractive Tend to prefer symmetrical average faces Langlois et al 1994 yearbook photos 0 One versus averages of four eight sixteen and thirty two 0 Results more faces higher rating 0 Why 0 Average is familiar 0 Sign of good genes


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