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University of Guelph
PSYC 2310
Saba Safdar

March 202012Social Psychology Attraction and Intimacy Chapter 14 o Little research done in this areao Often looks at what happens when there is a lack of love rather than the benefits of loveFacts about attractiono Physical proximity is important and plays a large role in attraction and relationship formationo We like those who are physically attractiveo We like others who are similar to us age preferences beliefs etcClassical conditioningo Pavlovo Conditioned dogs to salivate at the sound of bellso Unconditioned stimulusunconditioned response This association exists without learningo Conditioned response nothing Nothing happens at first there is no responseo Conditioned responseunconditioned stimulus unconditioned responseo Conditioned stimulus conditioned responseo What is the link to attraction and intimacy People can become paired with positive feelings if there are present during enough positive experiences This is important at the beginning of a relationship because when you meet under positive circumstances you associate them with these positive feelingso Empirical evidence Griffitts study Split participants into 2 different rooms with different temperatures one hot and one normal Participants were asked about individuals some who were similar to them and some who were different Asked participants to rate how much they like the participant they read about Found that people who sat in the pleasant room rated the person who was similar to them and different from them higher than the people who sat in the hot room People associate the positive feeling of the room to the person they are reading about and like the person moreo Conditioning and attraction Reinforcement theorists and the three facts regarding attraction Proximity increases the chances of classical conditioning
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