Formation of Relationships

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  • Formation of Relationships
    • Socio-biological
      • Dunbar and McGuiness
        • Physical attractiveness 68% women 51% men
          • Cameron et al
            • Harrison and Saeed
          • Difficult for other cultures to generalise to
      • Dunbar and Waynforth
        • Seek complimentry characteristics from their mate
          • Large sample easier to generalise to
            • Supported by Buss
          • Only 4 newspapers used could be biased
    • Reinforcement Affect Theory
      • Seek rewarding experiences from the people we meet
        • Cunningham
          • Griffit and Guay
        • Support settings were highly artificial
          • Lott
    • Filter Model of Attraction
    • Intro
      • Different models for how we form relationships
  • Bryne and Clore
  • Women - physical attractiveness Men - economic status
  • Men - attractive women Women - trustworthy men
  • Men watched a happy or sad movie, measured interaction with females
  • More positive feedback got for work, more positive view of researcher
  • Other cultures women focus on others needs
  • Kerchkoff and Davis
    • Filter to remove those who we would least likely to form relationship
      • Festinger et al
      • Kerchkoff
  • Proximity increases likelihood of relationships
    • Quantitative data
      • Natural Setting
    • Ebbesen et al
  • Enemies likely to in close proximity
    • Difficult to generalise to
  • Married couples come from similar social, economics and religious backgrounds
    • Newcomb
      • Gruber-Baldini et al
    • Cultural and sexual bias
  • Strangers and then became friends tended to have similar attributes
  • Similar age and educational level more likely to stay together


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