The Importance Of Physical Attraction

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Physical Attraction
(Introduction) Human beings are very complex individuals that not even we ourselves fully understand us. Human beings are constantly being studied and researched, to try and get a better grasp and understanding of us. We try to define and interpret what our actions, behaviors, traits, and thoughts all mean or represent. Sometimes individuals have behaviors or thoughts that they may not even be consciously aware about that, may have some type of underlying meaning. In this study the primary focus is physical attraction, more specifically what individuals are attracted to. Certain physical features create attraction. Physical attraction is a crucial factor when mating because individuals are looking for people whom they can
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Observations were conducted at a Coffee shop located on the main campus of the University of California, Irvine. The observations took place in the early afternoon at approximately 12:30 p.m. early afternoons are a particularly busy time of the day at the Starbucks coffee shop at UCI. Two Starbucks employees were observed over a period of about 2.5 hours. One individual was female and the other individual was a male, both individuals appeared to be between the ages of 20-25. The observer was a concealed observer. Interviews were conducted using convenient sampling and snowball sampling. Interviews were conducted in the city of San Gabriel, California State University Cal Poly Pomona, and the University of California, Irvine to willing participant. In each location interviewees were asked in the early afternoon (1:00 p.m.). Questions asked were open-ended questions, allowing the interview to answer questions freely without restrictions. Open ended questions that were asked were “What eye color do you prefer in another person, that you think you would be attractive?”, “What hair color is most attractive to you and why?”, and finally “What body type are you most attracted to and can you describe what you mean by that?”. The researcher also asked the individuals to attempt to explain why they might be attracted to those physical features. Persons interviewed had given full consent and were also guaranteed anonymity and confidentiality. A total of 9 individuals were interviews, 5 males and 4 females. Both females and males were heterosexual. The reasons why the interview and observation techniques were used is because the observations allowed the researcher to note what behaviors are made when an attractive person is nearby that may be unbeknownst to the person physically engaging in the

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