PSYB10H3 Lecture 7: Social Psychology Lecture 7.docx

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Social psych lecture 7 why do we like other people. Proximity: distance or lack there of. more you see somebody, better chance you"ll have a relationship with them. >propinquity: the more we see/interact with another person more likely we are to like them. occurs through process of familiarity. >mere exposure effect: the more exposure you get to a neutral object, the more you"ll like it. only if the object is not something you don"t like. Mit dorm study: seeing who would become friends with each other. everyone living there is couples, one person student and other person their spouse. >found the main factor was the location of your apartment for who you became friends with (next door neighbours) >propinquity effect: could be bc that we like things familiar to us, things we know well. Research supports that similarity supports liking more then complimentary (opposites attract idea) >we like people who are like us bc it validates us.

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