Social Psychology Ch 15 Attraction in close relationships (What factors…
Social Psychology Ch 15 Attraction in close relationships
What role does conflict play in relationships?
Are there benefits in the dissolution of a relationship?
Impact of attribution
Negative attribution style
How are relationships maintained?
Social exchange theory
What factors influence and define romantic love?
Is marriage the end goal of romantic love?
Romantic love across cultures
Triangular theory of love
Can fear lead to passionate love?
Excitation transfer: process by which arousal from one stimulus can be transferred to 2nd stimulus, a person
The role of gender
How do early parent-child interactions impact future relationships?
Can attachment style change?
Dismissive attachment style
Preoccupied attachment style
Fearful-Avoidant attachment style
Secure attachment style
What leads to attraction?
Reciprocity: exchange of what we receive for what we get, which can include liking those who like us back
Repulsion hypothesis: similarity doesn't actually have any affect on attraction; people are repulsed by dis-similarities
Proportion of similarity: equation that divides the # of topics on which 2 people express similar views by the total # of topic on which they have talked about, resulting in a prediction of attraction
Matching hypothesis: people are more likely to form longstanding relationships with others who's social attributes match with theirs and with those who are similar in physical attractiveness
Impact of physical attractiveness
Why is attraction so important?
Mere Exposure: mere repeated exposure of an individual to a stimulus is enough for increase in favorable response to that stimulus
Proximity: physical closeness; smaller the physical distance, the more likely the 2 people will experience repeat contact, which could lead to development of mutual attraction
Need for affiliation: desire to establish and maintain rewarding interpersonal relationship