Formation of relationships

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what is sociobiology?
study of social behaviours in terms of evolutionary processes
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what is the sociobiological explanation of attraction?
see attraction as an adaptive behaviour with leads to increased reproduction and survival
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men like to find partners who are?
fertile, youthfulness, smooth skin, plump limps
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women like to find partners who are?
wealthy as this is a sig of resources
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what is physical attractiveness and good sign for?
good genes
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what is the halo effect?
should be more attracted to physically attractive people, important mediating factor in the initial stages of a relationship
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what was Langois theory 1994?
symmetrical faces are seen to be more attractive as associated with good health
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what did Henderson and Anglin 2003 find?
those rated more attractive in high school year books in 1920 lived for longer than those who were rated low in attractiveness
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who proposed the social exchange theory?
Thibaut and Kelly 1959
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what is a comparison level?
standard at which all our relationships are judged against. it is a product of all previous relationships
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what is social exchange theory about?
profit and loss. behaviour is a series of exchanges. individuals want to maximise rewards and minimise cost
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