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Lecture 2

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY424H1
Professor
Geoffrey Mac Donald

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Lecture 2: Passion and Attraction
Passion
Increased energy and focused attention on a preferred mating partner; feelings of exhilaration,
intrusive thought about the love object, and a craving for emotional union with this partner
High levels of arousal, a physical and sexual rush, idealization of the partner
oIn early stage of love, people could still list negative traits of their partners, but they just
uncorrelated with information processing
Cultural meanings of passion
oNorth America: highly positive
oAsia: ambivalent (family influences over marriage could be sad as well if the family is
against love)
oAncient Greece: madness
Chemistry
Positive assessment of the physical relationship
Interpersonal process: unique dynamics emerge from the combination of two personalities
(NOT 1+1=2!!)
Feeling out of control: very unpredictable; hard to control falling in love, but could control
falling OUT of love
Subjective
What leads to attraction?
Situational factors: STRONGEST PREDICTOR of who falls in love with whom!
A)Proximity
B)Familiarity : even just a mere exposure works!
Interpersonal factors
A)Similarity: SES, religion etc.
oObjective vs. subjective similarities: perceived similarity more important than actual
similarity for long-term relationships
B)Humor and complimentarity
oNo gender difference in value placed on sense of humor, but what it means to be
humorous is different
oGood sense of humor
Men: producing jokes (only men were rated more attractive when using humor
in self-description)
Women: appreciating jokes (degree of womens laughter predicts interest in
dating)
C)Universal personality features
oKind, understanding, intelligent, dependable, emotionally stable, mutual attraction
D)Universal facial features
oSymmetry (evolutionary perspective), averageness (more representative of broader
population)
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Lecture 2: Passion and Attraction Passion Increased energy and focused attention on a preferred mating partner; feelings of exhilaration, intrusive thought about the love object, and a craving for emotional union with this partner High levels of arousal, a physical and sexual rush, idealization of the partner o In early stage of love, people could still list negative traits of their partners, but they just uncorrelated with information processing Cultural meanings of passion o North America: highly positive o Asia: ambivalent (family influences over marriage could be sad as well if the family is against love) o Ancient Greece: madness Chemistry Positive assessment of the physical relationship Interpersonal process: unique dynamics emerge from the combination of two personalities (NOT 1+1=2!!) Feeling out of control: very unpredictable; hard to control falling in love, but could control falling OUT of love Subjective What leads to attraction? Situational factors: STRONGEST PREDICTOR of who falls in love with whom! A) Proximity B) Familiarity: even just a mere exposure works! Interpersonal factors A) Similarity: SES, religion etc. o Objective vs. subjective similarities: perceived similarity more important than actual similarity for long-term relationships B) Humor and complimentarity o No gender difference in value placed on sense of humor, but what it means to be humorous is different o Good sense of humor Men: producing jokes (only men were rated more attractive when using humor in self-description) Women: appreciating jokes (degree of womens laughter predicts interest in dating) C) Universal personality features o Kind, understanding, intelligent, dependable, emotionally stable, mutual attraction D) Universal facial features o Symmetry (evolutionary perspective), averageness (more representative of broader population) www.notesolution.com
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