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1

4 factors of why we're attracted to others?

physical proximity/environment (the more you see someone...)

mere exposure effect (liking someone merely because you're familiar with them)

similarity (beliefs, values...)

circumstances of first meeting

2

what is a balanced relationship

When person A likes person B, and A and B BOTH dislike OR like C

3

what is an imbalanced relationship

When person A likes person B, but
 A likes C but B doesn’t like C, or
 B likes C but A doesn’t like C
When A, B and C don’t like each other

4

define: matching hypothesis

people tend to form relationships with those who are similar to themselves in physical attractiveness

5

describe evolutionary perspective of attraction (males and females)

Women prefer to mate with men who would be good fathers/providers

Men prefer to mate with women who could bear healthy babies

6

define: interdependence

each partner’s thoughts and behaviour effects each other

7

define: commitment

psychological attachment to the relationship – involves trust, honesty…

8

define: co-dependent

putting your needs above the other person’s needs

9

define: independent

being “there” together, but doing own thing – often lacks passion and intimacy

10

describe sternberg's triangular theory of love

love consists of 3 basic components (intimacy, passion, commitment) – different components combine to form different kinds of love

11

what are sternberg's 5 types of love

Consummate love: passion + intimacy + commitment (long term)
Companionate love: intimacy + commitment
Romantic love: passion + intimacy
Fatuous love: commitment + passion
Empty love: passion only