Textbook Notes (368,122)
Canada (161,660)
Psychology (9,695)
PSYB10H3 (611)
Chapter 9

Chapter 9

7 Pages
141 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB10H3
Professor
Elizabeth Page- Gould
Semester
Winter

Description
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
More Less

Related notes for PSYB10H3

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit