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Lecture 16

Lecture 16 Mate selection and pair bonding

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 101
Professor
Martha Savage
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 16 Mate selection and pair bonding Section 59.1 - 59.2 The Psychology of Attraction Why do we befriend or fall in love with some people but not with others? Proximity - geographic nearness - greater availability of those we often meet - repeated exposure to novel stimuli increases our liking for them - mere exposure effect - familiarity breeds fondness - when faces incorporated some morphed features of their own Physical Attractiveness - attractiveness influences first impressions for both sexes - averaged faces are symmetrical, and people with symmetrical faces and bodies are more sexually attractive - attractiveness also depends on our feelings about the person --> appealing traits Similarity - tend to share common attitudes, beliefs, and inter
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