Formation of Relationships

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1. Matching hypothesis suggests...

  • We will form relationships with those of a similar level of attractiveness to us as the relationship is more likely to occur.
  • We form relationships with those with adaptive qualities that will promote survival and help future offspring survive
  • Physical attractiveness isn't the most important factor in forming relationship, other factors such as emotion are more important
  • When forming a relationship we will fulfil other's needs in order for our needs to be fulfilled
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2. What did Lott find?

  • Women in collectivist cultures are more focused on the needs of others than their own
  • High levels of dopamine in the subcortial reward regions of the brain
  • Physical attractiveness is more important to men in forming a relationship than women

3. Which study found that high levels of dopamine in the subcortial reward regions of the brain?

  • Byrne and Clore
  • Takeuchi
  • Aron et al.
  • Lott

4. Sociobiological model suggests what?

  • We form relationships with those with adaptive qualities that will promote survival and help future offspring survive
  • When forming a relationship we will fulfil other's needs in order for our needs to be fulfilled
  • We will form relationships with those of a similar level of attractiveness to us as the relationship is more likely to occur.
  • Physical attractiveness isn't the most important factor in forming relationship, other factors such as emotion are more important

5. Which study found that physical attractiveness is more important to men in forming a relationship than women?

  • Aron et al.
  • Takeuchi
  • Hatfield and Spreecher
  • Clark and Mill

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