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PSYC 320
Sunaina Assanand

Psyc 320 lecture 37 3. Social construction explanations: sex differences rooted in norms we acquire in social learning. Cultural differences is mate preferences are greater than sex differences Hatfield: resource potential is considered external resource potential (ambitious, money status and position) are higher for females Physical attractiveness is higher for males Females are choosier/pickier than males (they have a greater emphasis on the attributes) Males and Females follow the same pattern with kindness and sense of humor and expressive and openness as the top three attributes and then following the same pattern for the rank order for the rest of the attributes The sexes have a great degree of commonality with what they seek for in a mate Similarity hypothesis: Research shows that males and females are attracted to people who are similar to their own, they dont try to have someone who fills deficits in their own personalities Sex differences in the experience of love Under the age of 30 females have greater emphasis on getting married Over age of 30 males have greater emphasis on getting married 1. Sternberg's Triangular theory of Love: 3 components in love: passion (motivational aspect associated with love, sexual attraction, the need to nurture and p
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