Relationship Psychology - Qp3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    We tend to form intimate relationships with people whom we regard as similar in physical attractiveness to ourselves.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    People tend to form intimate relationships with individuals they perceive as similar in physical attractiveness to themselves. This is known as the matching hypothesis. According to this hypothesis, individuals seek partners who are similar to them in terms of attractiveness because it increases the likelihood of relationship success and reduces the chances of rejection. This preference for similarity in physical attractiveness is believed to be influenced by societal norms and expectations regarding beauty and attractiveness.

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  • 2. 

    ______ is a phenomenon were very attractive people tend to get together, as do moderately attractive people and unattractive people.

    • A.

      Mismatching hypothesis

    • B.

      Matching hypothesis

    • C.

      Mating hypothesis

    • D.

      Mismating hypothesis

    Correct Answer
    B. Matching hypothesis
    Explanation
    The matching hypothesis suggests that people tend to form relationships with individuals who are similar in terms of physical attractiveness. This means that very attractive people are more likely to be in relationships with other very attractive people, moderately attractive people with other moderately attractive people, and unattractive people with other unattractive people. This hypothesis proposes that individuals seek partners who are similar in attractiveness to themselves, as it increases the likelihood of relationship success and compatibility.

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  • 3. 

    Factors that influence attraction includes:  (Select three)

    • A.

      Proximity

    • B.

      Familiarity principle

    • C.

      Psychological appearance

    • D.

      Matching rule

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Proximity
    B. Familiarity principle
    D. Matching rule
    Explanation
    Proximity is a factor that influences attraction because people are more likely to be attracted to those who are physically close to them. The familiarity principle suggests that people are more attracted to those who they are familiar with, as they feel more comfortable and safe around them. The matching rule states that people are attracted to those who have similar characteristics or traits to themselves, as it creates a sense of compatibility and understanding. Therefore, these three factors play a significant role in influencing attraction between individuals.

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  • 4. 

    We tend to find people who are similar to ourselves in looks less attractive.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because research has shown that people tend to find others who are similar to themselves in looks more attractive. This is known as the "matching hypothesis" which suggests that individuals are attracted to those who have a similar level of physical attractiveness as themselves. This preference for similarity in looks is believed to be influenced by factors such as familiarity, comfort, and the desire for genetic compatibility.

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  • 5. 

    The Matching Hypothesis relies on the belief that consciously we all have an inherent quantitative measure of our own level of attractiveness and when selecting a partner we, again consciously, look for an equal match.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Matching Hypothesis suggests that people are more likely to form relationships with individuals who are similar in terms of physical attractiveness. It proposes that individuals have a conscious understanding of their own level of attractiveness and seek partners who are on a similar level. However, research has shown that this hypothesis is not always accurate, as people may prioritize other factors such as personality or shared interests when selecting a partner. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 6. 

    Interpersonal attraction could be described as an evaluation, a positive assessment of another person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Interpersonal attraction refers to the positive evaluation or assessment of another person. It involves feelings of liking, admiration, and a desire to establish a connection or relationship with that person. This evaluation can be based on various factors such as physical attractiveness, personality traits, shared interests, or similar values. Therefore, the statement that interpersonal attraction is a positive assessment of another person is correct.

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  • 7. 

    People are not normally attracted to people who are much less attractive than they are; the costs might be low but so too would the rewards.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    People are generally not attracted to individuals who are significantly less attractive than themselves because the potential benefits or rewards of being in a relationship with someone less attractive may be perceived as low. This could be due to factors such as social status, physical appearance, or the potential for a satisfying emotional connection. Therefore, the statement that people are not normally attracted to less attractive individuals is true.

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  • 8. 

    Certain attributes such as a symmetrical face and male muscularity and female’s curvy figure unconsciously tell us something about the person’s state of health and more importantly their likely fertility.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that certain physical attributes, such as a symmetrical face and muscularity in males or curvy figure in females, can provide unconscious cues about a person's health and fertility. These attributes are believed to be indicators of good health and reproductive potential. Therefore, the statement is true as it implies that these attributes can provide information about an individual's state of health and likelihood of being fertile.

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  • 9. 

    In developing countries men tend to prefer women with lighter builds.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because preferences for body types can vary greatly among individuals, regardless of their country of origin or development status. Attraction and preferences are subjective and can be influenced by various factors such as cultural norms, personal experiences, and individual preferences. It is important to avoid generalizations and recognize that beauty standards and preferences can differ widely across different cultures and societies.

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  • 10. 

    Physical attractiveness is the only way we can attract a partner.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Physical attractiveness is not the only way to attract a partner. While physical appearance can initially catch someone's attention, it is not the sole determining factor in forming a meaningful and lasting connection. Other qualities such as personality, compatibility, shared values, and emotional connection also play crucial roles in attracting a partner. Therefore, it is incorrect to claim that physical attractiveness is the only way to attract a partner.

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