Week 2 Lecture Notes
Week 2 Lecture Notes 425
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Hutton Joycelyn 8 September 2015 CFS 425 Week 2 Notes What do we look for in relationships The best and most thoughtful thing you can do for your partner is to teach them how to love you 1 Things to remember a Relationships require considerable on thejob training b You can t know what you don t know c Most often couples don t burn out they rust out d We can t accept the binary model good bad allnothing e One of the most common reasons that we choose the wrong partner is that we do not know who we are or what we really want 2 Attraction a Early research has an androcentric bias and although research has shifted away from this much of the current research still focuses on the heterosexual perceptions of cross gender attraction b What is androcentrism i The practice consciously or otherwise of placing the masculine point of view at the center of one s view of the world and its culture and history 3 The first step towards a relationship is always the sameinterpersonal attraction a The desire to approach someone 4 Theories of attraction Hutton Joycelyn 8 September 2015 CFS 425 a Imprinting evolution genetics even smell as well as psychological experiences can trigger a romantic reaction to another person 5 Evolutionary psychology a Love Lust Laundry b All about the kids 6 Physical attraction a Human variability b But clear patterns exists c There is much more agreement than disagreement from culture to culture and group to group about what faces and features are physically attractive d Watch YouTube Video Why sexy is sexy e Beauty is a language of love that conveys health and fertility f We are able to smell others who are genetically different than us like people similar to us except in the case of immune systems 7 According to evolutionary psychology a May provide a clue to health and reproductive 8 Neotany youthfull and good health a Men like women who look childlike with large eyes smooth skin small noses full lips and high cheek bones b Some traits have universal sex appeal because they re markers of good genes health and fertility a fit body symmetry c Heterozygosity d High estrogen full lips shorterjaw line Hutton Joycelyn 8 September 2015 CFS 425 e High testosterone stronger jaw 9 Women s choice in men a Stronger looking men during high fertility b More feminine men during less fertile times 10 There is a bias for beauty a We may confuse beauty with Talent 11 Beauty is a two way street a Although we like attractive people we also tend to find people we like to be more attractive the more in love we are with someone the more attractive we view them 12 The pituitary gland secretes Oxytocin the cuddling hormones 13 Love maps everybody we meet fits some category of people about whom we already hold stereotyped first impressions a Fall for and pursue those people who clearly fit our love map By age 8 the pattern for our ideal mate has already begun to float around in our brains b A memory map of behavior a groups of message encoded in our brains that describe our likes and dislikes