Psychology 2035A/B Lecture Notes - Equity Theory, Physical Attractiveness, Reciprocal Liking

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Examples of why socialization/contact with other people is so important to us: In the 60s, the dean of indiana university sailed a 10m boat off the east coast of the us across the atlantic ocean, and arrived in ireland 51 days later. He said he would not do it again b/c it was too much of an ordeal b/c he was too lonely even though he always thought he was self-sufficient. He realized that he had the need of having someone to talk to after not being able to communicate with other people for such a long time. In 1959 a psychologist offered students 50$/day to stay in a room alone without any contact with the outside world. He found that no one was able to stay in the room for longer than 8 days, 1 only lasted 20 min. Part 1: specific factors (241-247: initial encounters. Proximity- we like our neighbours more than people who are not near us.

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