1.Distinguish attraction, romantic/sexual attraction, and mate selection from each other.
Research about commitment suggests that: A) whether a relationship becomes more or less committed depends on the enduring qualities of the two partners. B) how quickly partners make a commitment to each other depends on the speed of their self-disclosures. C) committed couples tend to avoid discussing threatening topics. D) relationships can become more or less committed for reasons that have little to do with the qualities of the two partners.
2.Briefly summarize the research about personality and attraction. Be sure to discuss the pratfall effect in your answer.
3.Two of your friends are arguing about what makes someone attractive. One of your friends claims, Òopposites attract,Ó whereas the other insists, Òbirds of a feather flock together.Ó Both point to couples you all know to support their argument. Based on what you have learned in this course, what would you tell your friends about whether similarity or complementarity is more attractive?