Relationship formation

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  • Created on: 17-05-16 09:16

1. What did Veith&Griffit find?

  • Hearing good news makes you feel more attractive
  • Ppts in a waiting room who heard good news rated a stranger sat with them as more attractive
  • Ppts in a waiting room who heard good news didn't think that a stranger sat with them was attractive
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2. What is a weakness of Veith&Griffit's study?

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

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. Which cross cultural study found that we are attracted due to similarities?

  • Singh&Tan
  • Speakman
  • Zimbado

5. 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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