Similarity (Formation)

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Similarity

Knowledge

> BYRNE, CLORE AND SMEATON came up with this model.

> People first sort potential partners for dissimilarity and avoid people whose personality or attitudes appear too different from their own.

> Once people have filtered out those who are too different from themselves, they're most likely to choose someone who is similar to themselves.

Personality

> CASPI AND HERBENER found that married couples with similar personalities tend to be happier than couples with less similar personalities.

Attitudes

> In some cases, partners have to modify their attitudes so they become more similar. (Attitude alignment).

Evaluation

Similarity or dissimilarity?

> ROSENBAUM suggested that dissimilarity was the more important factor in determining whether a relationship will develop. (Dissimilarity repulsion hypothesis).

> DRIGOTAS did a study in the USA, establishing participants…

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