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Comm 220 Attraction Test

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5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. -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
  2. -People near us
    -Physical Attractiveness: We like those who we like to look at
    -Similarity/Complementary: similar to us
    -Responsiveness: reciprocal liking
  3. -As interaction increases, so does attraction
  4. -They are more popular, better liked by parents, teachers, and peers.
    -Dealt with less severely if they commit a transgression
    -Teachers give them more information, better evaluations, more opportunities to perform, and more support for their educational endeavors.
  5. -Halo effects
    -More attractive people get lower bail set
    -more easily influence others
    -earn more money
    -#1 predictor of date satisfaction for males is physical attraction

4 True/False Questions

  1. Results of Freshman "Welcome Week" Dance Study-Physical attractiveness the most important factor

          

  2. Situational influences on 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

          

  3. Benefits of being symmetrical-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

          

  4. Factors affecting 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

          

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