Formation of Relationships

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1. 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
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2. Which study found that physical attractiveness is more important to men in forming a relationship than women?

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

3. What theory did Bynre and Clore suggest?

  • Reward/need satisfaction model
  • Matching hypothesis
  • Complex matching model
  • Sociobiological theory

4. What does the complex matching hypothesis suggest?

  • When forming a relationship we will fulfil other's needs in order for our needs to be fulfilled
  • Physical attractiveness isn't the most important factor in forming relationship, other factors such as emotion are more important
  • We form relationships with those with adaptive qualities that will promote survival and help future offspring survive
  • We form relationships with those we associate with happy events as when see them again we are reminded of the event and the person is positively reinforced

5. Matching hypothesis suggests...

  • 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
  • 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

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