Social Psychology:
Relationships

James Neill

Centre for Applied Psychology

University of Canberra

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Learning Objectives

Attraction

Attraction

Interpersonal Attraction

Factors that contribute to attraction:

Psychological Views of Love

Walster and Walster (1978) suggest two types of love:

Evolutionary Views of Love

Males

Evolutionary Views of Love

Females

Maintaining Relationships

Relationships form and dissolve over time

Maintaining a relationship requires:

Love

Notes

Attraction

Links

References

Myers, D. G. (2001). Social Psychology (Ch. 18). In D. G. Myers (2001). Psychology (6th ed.) (pp. 643-688). New York: Worth.

Westen, D., Burton, L., & Kowalski, R. (2006). Psychology. Australian and New Zealand Edition. Queensland: Wiley.