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  1. -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
  2. -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.
  3. -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
  4. 1) Exposure
    2) More opportunities to interact
    3) Similar economic and social backgrounds
  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. Snyder et al.-Males (subjects) thought experiment was about communication--had picture taken
    -Told would have conversation w/female student; given folder with a woman's picture
    --either attractive or unattractive woman (but not woman male subject was to talk with)
    --Talked on phone to a female subject; call recorded
    --Before call: male rated expected friendliness
    --After call: male rated perceived friendliness
    --Conversation rated for actual friendliness


  2. 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


  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. 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


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