Learning Objectives

12.1 Explain how similarity, mere exposure, and physiological arousal contribute to initial attraction.

12.2 Analyze why some physical features are considered “attractive” across cultures.

12.3 Compare and contrast different “attachment styles” and what this means in relationships.

12.4 Define satisfaction, alternatives, and investments in relationships and apply each concept to how it predicts commitment.

12.5 Analyze why attraction, jealousy, and promiscuity differ between men and women in relationships.