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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)…

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PERSONALITY TRAITS, LEVELS OF PHYSICAL ATTRACTIVNESS,
DEMOGRAPHIC SIMILARTIES

(+) RELIABLE ­SUPPORT FROM OTHER PIECES OF RESEARCH

(-) LACKS ECOLOGICAL VALIDITY- (LAB EXPERIMENT)

(-) DOES NOT SUPPORT THE FIRST `COMPUTER DANCE STUDY'

(-) LACKS POPULATION VALIDITY- AMERICAN MALE STUDENTS
USED ONLY

(-) CULTURAL VARIATION ­ BASED ON WESTERN IDEAS ONLY

(-)…

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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…

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