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Attraction and the Formation of Relationships

Explanations of interpersonal attraction
1. The sociobiological theory: Evolutionary theory, behaviour is adaptive. Attraction based on looks, youth/ good
health so offspring will be healthy.
Biology: Wilson (1975) attraction can be explained via survival efficiency ­ men want to impregnate as many
women as…

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Context ­ reinforcement wouldn't increase attraction always, i.e. when a man goes to a hooker.


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