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Employing a lively and accessible writing style, author Daniel W. Barrett integrates up-to-date coverage of social psychology’s core theories, concepts, and research with a discussion of emerging developments in the field–including social neuroscience and the social psychology of happiness, religion, and sustainability. Engaging examples, Applying Social Psychology sections, and a wealth of pedagogical features help readers cultivate a deep understanding of the causes of social behavior.

Affiliation and Love
Affiliation and Love

In the last decade, new forms of interpersonal relationships have sprung up, including “friends with benefits.”

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Learning Objectives
  • 11.1 Define relationship, close relationship, need for affiliation, need to belong, reinforcement-affect model, social exchange theory, equity theory, and communal and exchange relationships.
  • 11.2 Summarize the study on I-sharing and liking, the influence of proximity, familiarity, and similarity on liking, and the matching hypothesis.
  • 11.3 List the physical features that heterosexual men and women tend to find attractive in the other gender as well as the perceived and actual benefits of physical attractiveness; explain the evolutionary and the social role theory perspectives on mate selection.
  • 11.4 Define passionate and companionate love, outline the triangular theory, two-factor theory (and the bridge study); summarize the ...
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