Relationship formation

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  • Created on: 17-05-16 09:16

1. What did Veith&Griffit find?

  • 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
  • Hearing good news makes you feel more attractive
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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. 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

4. What was the Griffith&Guay study?

  • The evaluator decided how much they liked the participants on looks.
  • 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

5. What did Byrne and Clore study?

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

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