Relationship formation

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1. What was the Griffith&Guay study?

  • Participants were evaluated on a task by an experimenter and then asked how much they liked the experimenter.
  • The participants decided how much they liked the evaluator
  • The evaluator decided how much they liked the participants on looks.
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2. Who found that couples who had similar personalities are happier?

  • Caspi&Herbener
  • Rosenbaum
  • Yoshida

3. What is an evaluation of the cross cultural study?

  • There is gender bias in the research (Clarke and Miller)
  • Speakman found that we choose partners with similar body fat.
  • Lacks mundane realism (Rosenbaum)

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

  • Supports Freuds theory.
  • It gives physiological evidence because there is elevated levels of activity in the reward section of the brain.
  • Based on post hoc evidence

5. Why are similarities important?

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


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