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Interpersonal attraction- basic notes of different theories studied into this topic: consists of kerchoff and davies- The filter model of attraction, Walster et al and Murnsteins Matching hypothesis and the sociobilogical theory by Wilson. Hope the colour helps u guys memorize all this! x x

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INTERPERSONAL ATTRACTION
KERCKHOFF & DAVIS-THE FILTER MODEL OF ATTRACTION
1. PHYSICAL ATTRACTIVEMESS
2. PROXIMITY-INCREASED CONTACT
3. SIMILARITY -SHARING SAME ACTIVITIES
4. COMPLEMETORY OF NEEDS-(OPPOSITES ATTRACT)
5. COMPETENCE-INTELLIGENCE
(+) EXPLAINS A VARIETY OF RELATIONSHIPS-(PLATONIC
FORM OF RELATIONSHIPS)
(+) A MULTI FACED VIEW OF INTERPERSONAL ATTRACTION
(NOT JUST LOOKING AT ONE THING)
(+) SUPPORTS THE MATCHING HYPOTHESIS- RELIABILITY
(+) NOT REDUCTIONLIST
(-) LACKS ECOLOGICAL VALIDITY
(-) IGNORES CULTURAL & INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES- BASED
ON WESTERN IDEAS)
(-) PROMITY LESS IMPORTANT (CMC & GEOGRAPHICAL
MOBILITY)
(-) PEOPLE LOOK FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SIMILAR LEVELS
OF ATTRACTIVNESS, NOT THE MOST ATTRACTIVE
(COMPUTER DANCE STUDY)
THE MATCHING HYPOTHESIS ­WALSTER ET AL & MURNSTEIN
THE NOTION THAT WE ARE ATTRACTED TO THOSE WHO ARE
ABOUT AS PHYSICALLY ATTRACTIVE AS WE ARE.
WHEN FORMING A RELATIONSHIP INDIVIDUALS WILL SEEK A
`PARTNER' WHO HAS SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS,

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EXPLAINS PARENTAL INVESTMENT
(-) DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT CULTURAL & INDIVIDUAL
DIFFERENCES
(-) CANNOT EXPLAIN SOME RELATIONSHIPS EG HOMOSEXUAL
RELATIONSHIPS
(-) THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN THE ROLE OF WOMEN
­POSTMODERNIST SOCIETY, WOMEN DO NOT NECESSARILY
STAY AT HOME TO LOOK AFTER CHILDREN, THEY GO OUT TO
WORK
(-) HUMAN BEHAVIOR IS DIFFERENT TO ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
­ANIMAL REDUCTIONLIST.…read more

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