Attraction Research Paper

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In this research paper, I will be reviewing a few topics relating to the psychology of attraction. There are numerous facets to why and how attractions occur and why it is important for how people functions with one another and serves as an integral part of social psychology. Throughout our lives it is vital for human beings to be able to create and maintain relationships that can be romantic, kin, friendship, etc with other people. This is a necessary trait for survival. I will also cover how attraction is formed. A theory of evolutionary psychology whereas a result of how our ancestors had lived, with is found that men are attracted to signs of fertility within women; While women are attracted to aspects of men that display status. Another …show more content…
This hypothesis explains that people who find each other equally attractive tend to pair up with each other. A common term found in the dating world that fits this well is dating in “one’s league,” finding people, like stated earlier, that we find equally attractive as us; But for a person that someone finds too attractive, a term associated with this is described as dating “out of your league” (Sprecher, S. & Hatfield, E. 2009). Matching Hypothesis also supports that similarity in physical attractiveness leads towards the greater likelihood of getting and staying married with one’s spouse. Also, the married couples who describe their marriage to be quite successful or happy over time, tend to eventually start looking like each other (ex. wearing similar clothing) since they are in the presence of one another for such a long period and aim towards …show more content…
To put this concept in simple terms, this effect is under the belief that, “What is beautiful is good.” It is obvious and plain as day, that an individual’s physical appearance is the most, if not, discernible and accessible trait that can be observed by others (Dion & Berscheif 1972). People have a tendency to find those who are physically appealing to bear good, inner qualities such as kindness, courage, sociability, and honesty. The notion that “What is beautiful is good” can result from varying cultural nuances that can be evident within Disney princess movies. All of the traits that are associated with beauty fit well with literally all of the Disney princesses ranging from classics such as Cinderella and Mulan, to recent additions such as Moana, which is why these characters are so admired and looks up towards

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