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PY 372- Week 12 Notes

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PY 372 William Hart-Social Psychology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alexia Acebo on Monday April 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PY 372 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by William Hart in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 24 views. For similar materials see PY 372 William Hart-Social Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 04/04/16
PY 372- Week 12 Notes -Attraction & Intimate Relationships-  What makes people attractive as friends and/or romantic partners? 1. Proximity- The physical distance between 2 people a. Being physically close to people promotes friendship formation **Festinger, Schacter & Back (1950) friendship in college dorms  65% said closest friend lived in the same building  of the 65% -41% lived nect door -22% lived 2 doors down -10% lived at other end of the hall **what causes the proximity effect?  Higher probability of meeting people who are close in physical distance  Often close with people we have things in common with  Anticipating interaction with someone boosts liking **Darley & Berscheid (1967) -Mere exposure effect: simply seeing their face makes you like them more **Zajonc (1968,1970)-Chinese ideographs -more often you see something, more likely you are to connect it to good **Moreland & Beach (1992)- happens with people **Mita et. Al. (1977)- photographs vs. mirror images 2. Physical Attractiveness- a. Hatfield et. Al. (1966) Welome week dance study b. –want to see this person again? c. Beautiful is good stereotype: belief that physically attractive people have a wide range of positive characteristics i. Frieze- MBA grad study: it pay$ to be physically attractive d. PLASTIC SURGERY i. Kalick (1977)- after plastic surgery, people are rated as warm, kind, likeable ii. Magregor et. Al. 1953 !!!Is the stereotype true??  Partially  Physically attractive people are NOT more o Intelligent, dominant, happier or mentally healthy  They are: o More comfortable & competent in social settings  WHY?--> behavior confirmation **Physical attractiveness: HIGH bodily symmetry average features- NOT mediocrity faces with typical features tend to be viewed as more attractive ??WHO do we find attractive? -Evolutionary Psychology: men prefer women with feminine features and vice versa  women prefer men with masculine features that suggest high Testosterone (square jaw); low thicker brows, narrower eyes


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