Familiarity And Attraction Essay

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Register to read the introduction… This review explores why familiarity in social interaction promotes dislike among same-sex dyads. This study asked questions of why people who interact with obnoxious individuals tend to have a growing dislike for them, and the more familiar one becomes with a person the more irritation ensues. The literature review appears to be accurate, because people who were loud and obnoxious were more likely to be disliked by people who were interacting with them, and for the loathing to continue to grow over time. Important findings from Reis’ et al., (2011) article found the opposite conclusion to be true, that familiarity does promote attraction.
Some omitted findings that could have been included in Reis’ et al., (2011) research was a study on opposite sex couples, whereas this study only focused on same-sex dyads. One of the studies found was by Kleck and Rubenstein (1975) “Physical attractiveness, perceived attitude similarity, and interpersonal attraction in an opposite-sex encounter.” They found that male participants seemed to remember their opposite sex partner better if they were physically
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In conclusion, people who live in close proximity, go to the same school, are in the same class, or work together are more likely to becomes friends than people who do not, thus the mere exposure effect.

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Kleck, R. E., & Rubenstein, C. (1975). Physical attractiveness, perceived attitude similarity, and interpersonal attraction in an opposite-sex encounter. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 31(1), 107-114.
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Norton, M. I., Frost, J. H., & Ariely, D. (2007). Less is more: The lure of ambiguity, or why familiarity breeds contempt. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 92(1), 97-105.
Reis, H. T., Maniaci, M. R., Caprariello, P. A., Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2011). In live interaction, does familiarity promote attraction or contempt? Reply to Norton, Frost, and Ariely (2011). Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 101(3), 575-578.

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