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  • Times One Individual's Attraction
    740 words
    Relationships with the individuals around us are key to ones social existence. Personal accounts by people who have been isolated from the outside world serve as a reminder of our dependence on others. What draws us into these "relationships" Studies of interpersonal attraction have concluded that people are attracted mostly to those that they find physically attractive and who are geographically close. The first step to understanding why we are attracted to certain individuals we must first und...
  • Younger And Attractive Photo
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    Running head: Evaluations of Age, Attractiveness and Social Desirability A Review of "The Effects of Women's Age and Physical Appearance on Evaluations of Attractiveness and Social Desirability" Without question, the concepts of attractiveness and age are both important considerations to many individuals within Western culture. Age itself, is often viewed as a component of physical attractiveness. Arthur H. Perlini, Susan Bertolissi and David L. Lind performed an interesting study that incorpora...
  • Emotional And Physical Attraction
    590 words
    Lust, desire, love - these are the stages an individual goes through when having a physical and emotional attraction towards someone. However, lust does not always transform itself into a stronger desire or love for that matter. Representative of this are the characters in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night where physical and emotional relationships result in varying degrees of attraction that never quite reach true love. The physical attraction is what happens to the body when an individual ma...
  • Attractive People Physical Attraction
    2,586 words
    Physically attractive individuals are often viewed more favorably than unattractive people on dimensions that are weakly related or unrelated to physical looks, such as intelligence, sociability, and morality. Our study investigated the role of U.S. films in this "beauty-and-goodness" stereotype. In Study 1, we established that attractive characters were portrayed more favorably than unattractive characters on multiple dimensions (e. g., intelligence, friendliness) across a random sample from 5 ...
  • Same Level Of Physical Attractiveness
    319 words
    When it comes to interpersonal attraction and intimate relationships, it is popularly believed that love is what makes the world go round, although Rubin and McNeil (1983) believed it had more to do with liking. They proposed that love, was not an 'intense physical symptom' but that it was a particular sort of attitude that one person has towards another. Dion et al (1972) picked up on this opinion of love being merely an attitude and devised the attractiveness stereotype. He found that photos o...

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