Relationship formation

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1. What is a strength of the Griffith&Guay study?

  • It gives physiological evidence because there is elevated levels of activity in the reward section of the brain.
  • Based on post hoc evidence
  • Supports Freuds theory.
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2. What is a weakness of Veith&Griffit's study?

  • It lacks validity as only degree of liking was measured
  • Participants were stressed when rating a stranger as attractive
  • The task was confusing

3. What did Byrne and Clore study?

  • Seeking motivation rewarding stimuli to reflect unmet needs.
  • Seeking partners that are similar.
  • Seeking attention.

4. Why are similarities important?

  • Less likely to be rejected and sharing similarities is important
  • Less likely to be alone and unhappy
  • You'll be more confident and happy

5. What did Bryne, Clore and Smeaton look at?

  • We dispense with dissimilar people and select a partner who is similar to us
  • We make a partner out of someone who is dissimilar
  • We ignore people who are similar to ourselves


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