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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. -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. -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
  3. -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. 1) Exposure
    2) More opportunities to interact
    3) Similar economic and social backgrounds
  5. -I.V.s
    --Attractiveness rated
    --Personality tests (social skills; introversion-extroversion; masculinity-femininity; MMPI
    -IQ
    --Subjects matched for date (randomly)
    -D.V.s
    --Rated date at intermission
    --Contacted several months later about further dates

4 True/False questions

  1. Snyder results-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. Proximity-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

          

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

          

  4. Snyder et al.-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

          

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