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Chapter 9

Chapter 9

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Elizabeth Page- Gould

Chapter 9 Interpersonal Attraction: From First Impressions to Close Relationships Major Antecedents of Attraction - a central human motivation is self-expansion, the desire to overlap or blend with another person so that you have access to persons knowledge, insights, and experiences o acquire new resources and deepen your own experience of life The Person Next Door: The Propinquity Effect - one of simplest determinants of interpersonal attraction is proximity o people who, by chance, you see and interact with most often are most likely to become your friends and lovers o called the propinquity effect, and only works on micro level - functional distance is defined as certain aspects of architectural design that make it likely that some people will come into contact with each other more often than with others - propinquity effect works because of familiarity, or the mere exposure effect o the more exposure we have to stimulus, the more apt we are to like it - if you feel negatively toward person in question, the more exposure you have to them, the more you dislike them - familiarity can occur without physical exposure Similarity - similarity is the match between our interests, background, attitudes, and values and those of other person - the concept of complimentary refers to people who are our opposites - we tend to think that people who are similar to us will be inclined to like us - people who are similar provide us with important social validation for our characteristics and beliefs o provide us with feeling that we are right - more likely to feel understood by those similar to us Reciprocal Liking - reciprocal liking is liking someone who likes us in return - liking is so powerful it can even make up for absence of similarity - effects can only occur if you like yourself in the first place o people with negative self-concepts tend to be skeptical about others actually liking them and therefore do not necessarily reciprocate liking www.notesolution.com
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