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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. -Mates of symmetrical men show the most reported orgasms.
    -Women's breast size symmetry positively affects women's attractiveness
    -How symmetry interacts with other criteria for sexual and romantic interest is still being explored
  2. -Physical attractiveness
    -the "ingredients" of a beautiful female face often included:
    --Wide cheekbones
    --Narrow cheeks
    --Broad smile
    --Wide nostrils
    --Wide eyes
    --High-placed eyes
    --Eyes set far apart
    --Large pupils
    --Large eyes relative to the size of the face
    --High eyebrows
    --Small nose
    --Small chins
    -Characteristics of an attractive male face
    --Browner skin
    --Narrower facial shape
    --Less fat
    --Fuller and more symmetrical lips
    --Darker eye brows
    --More and darker lashes
    --Upper half of the face broader in relation to the lower
    --Higher cheek bones
    --Prominent lower jaw
    --More prominent chin
    --No receding brows
    --Thinner lids
    --No wrinkles between nose and corner of the mouth
  3. -Males (subjects) thought experiment was about communication--had picture taken
    -Told would have conversation w/female student; given folder with a woman's picture
    -I.V.
    --either attractive or unattractive woman (but not woman male subject was to talk with)
    --Talked on phone to a female subject; call recorded
    -D.V.s
    --Before call: male rated expected friendliness
    --After call: male rated perceived friendliness
    --Conversation rated for actual friendliness
  4. -Males' expectations reflected stereotypes
    --if thought they were going to talk to an attractive woman--expected her to be friendlier and perceived that she was friendlier than males who thought they were talking to unattractive woman
    -Males' expectations were also a self-fulfilling prophecy
    -Independent judges rated woman (thought to have been attractive) to have been friendlier
    -Playing hard to get
    -Very hard to get empirical data supporting this strategy
    -Although people prefer moderately selective mates to those with no selectivity, lack of perceived interest is typically perceived as a turn off
  5. -People near us
    -Physical Attractiveness: We like those who we like to look at
    -Similarity/Complementary: similar to us
    -Responsiveness: reciprocal liking

4 True/False questions

  1. Infants and Beauty-Infants (6 month olds) smile more at attractive than unattractive photos of adults (regardless of race of child and race of photo) and, the other way around

          

  2. Mere Exposure Study-Males' expectations reflected stereotypes
    --if thought they were going to talk to an attractive woman--expected her to be friendlier and perceived that she was friendlier than males who thought they were talking to unattractive woman
    -Males' expectations were also a self-fulfilling prophecy
    -Independent judges rated woman (thought to have been attractive) to have been friendlier
    -Playing hard to get
    -Very hard to get empirical data supporting this strategy
    -Although people prefer moderately selective mates to those with no selectivity, lack of perceived interest is typically perceived as a turn off

          

  3. Reasons why proximity plays a role in attraction-Contrast effects
    -Opinions of same sex peers (for women)
    -Girls all get prettier at closing time effect
    -Misattribution of arousal: a high/low
    --suspension bridge over a river

          

  4. Situational influences on attraction-What matters at first
    --Propinquity
    --Physical attractiveness; IQ; personality
    --Attitude similarity
    --Responsiveness
    --Reciprocal like Interpersonal Attraction

          

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