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Attraction & Intimacy:
Liking & Loving Others  

Ψ  Note: These questions are part of a larger data base of questions on Chapter 11. The questions are selected to represent the type of question you should expect on unit exam one. You can, in fact, expect to see many of these very same questions on that exam. Exam questions, however, may deal with topics not covered in the self tests or in lectures but are discussed in your textbook. You are responsible for the content of your text book plus the content of lectures, interactive activities, & material on the web site.

    Use these sample questions to test yourself & to practice for the test. Click on your choice to see if you are right.

1.  Which of the following proverbs finds greatest support in social attraction research?

•  “familiarity breeds contempt.”
 •  “birds of a feather flock together.”
  •  “you can’t tell a book by its cover.”
   •  “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

2.  The fact that we like those people whom we associate with good feelings is most clearly consistent with which of the following theories of attraction?

•  reward theory
 •  two-factor theory
  •  James-Lange theory
   •  cognitive dissonance theory

3.  Being excluded, avoided, or given the silent treatment leads people to

•  experience anger & indignation.
 •  feel a sense of humor at the situation.
  •  experience a depressed mood & anxiety.
   •  ignore the relationship & make no effort to restore it.

4.  Functional distance refers to

•  how often people’s paths cross.
 •  the natural geographic route between two locations.
  •  the distance between peoples' homes “as the crow flies.”
   •  the direction & route of travel one uses when deliberately seeking out a given person.

5.  Acts of excluding or ignoring are called

•  bullying.
 •  ostracism.
  •  loneliness.
   •  avoidant attachment.

6.  Research on proximity & social attraction generally supports the view that

•  familiarity leads to liking.
 •  familiarity breeds contempt.
  •  distance makes the heart grow fonder.
   •  proximity leads to affection & animosity with equal frequency.

7.  Small average differences between attractive & unattractive people in areas like self-confidence & social skills are probably the result of

•  self-fulfilling prophecies.
 •  psychological reactance to social expectations.
  •  social & economic differences in family background.
   •  personality traits that are genetically linked with physical appearance.

8.  Studies of computer composites of faces show that

•  perfectly average is quite attractive.
 •  perfectly average is quite unattractive.
  •  modest caricatures of attractive features are quite unattractive.
   •  no relationship between average characteristics & attractiveness exists.

9. The mere-exposure effect  works with which of the following stimuli?

•  people’s faces
 •  musical selections
  •  nonsense syllables
   •  all of these!

It's a Mickey Mouse World , isn't it?

10. To men who have recently been viewing pornographic material, average women seem _______ attractive, confirming the _______.

•  less; contrast effect
 •  more; contrast effect
  •  less; mere exposure effect
   •  more; mere exposure effect

11. Which of the following is associated with physical attractivness?

•  personality characteristics
 •  the likelihood of HIV infection
  •  popularity/good interpersonal skills
   •  masculinity in men/femininity in women

12. Which of the following statments is true?

•  There is little support for the similarity-attraction hypothesis.
 •  Research finds that people who like each other are no more similar in attitudes than randomly matched pairs.
  •  The tendency to like others who agree with us has been shown in cultures as diverse as Japan, Mexico, & the U.S.
   •  Studies have shown that the number of shared attitudes is important in determining liking, but not the proportion of shared attitudes.

13. The tendency for people to choose as partners persons who possess attributes similar to their own is known as the

•  equity hypothesis.
 •  matching hypothesis.
  •  complementarity hypothesis.
   •  need compatibility hypothesis.

14. John was new on campus & wanted to start meeting other students, so he started:

•  sitting in the middle of the class.
 •  talking as much as possibe in class.
  •  looking for lonely people with whom to converse.
   •  sharing her homework with students who were behind in their classes.

15. If you saw a funny movie with someone, you would

•  like the film more.
 •  like the person more.
  •  think that the person was funny.
   •  respond to the person as you normally would.

Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.  -- Freud

1. Eros is to _____________ as storge is to _____________.

•  friendship; game playing
 •  passion; game playing
  •  game playing; passion
   •  passion; friendship

2. Robert Sternberg views love as a triangle whose 3 sides include all but  which of the following?

•  passion
 •  intimacy
  •  attachment
   •  commitment

3. ___________ is a state of intense longing for union with another.

•  storge love
 •  passionate love
  •  attraction anxiety
   •  intimate attraction

4. The two-factor theory of emotion suggests that passionate love can be increased by

a mere exposure.
b physical arousal.
c secure attachment.
d the matching phenomenon.

5. When benefits are proportional to contributions in a relationship,

a equity exists.
b mutuality exists.
c equality necessarily exists.
d companionate love exists.

6. The tendency for one person’s intimacy of self-disclosure to match that of a conversational partner is called

a reciprocal exchange.
b disclosure reciprocity.
c mutual self-revelation.
d the matching phenomenon.

7. To marry for “as long as we both shall love” is more characteristic of

a men than women.
b individualists than collectivists.
c collectivists than individualists.
d the wealthy than the middle-class.

8. Sustained satisfaction in close relationships depends on

a the religiosity of the partners.
b the time & effort people put into them.
c maintaining equality of each partner’s inputs.
d a certain amount of complementarity between partners.

9. Self-disclosure involves

a closing down emotionally.
b revealing intimate aspects of oneself to others.
c protecting oneself by closing off part of oneself from others.
d stopping oneself from getting involved in an intimate relationship.

10. According to research friendships & romantic relationships that form on the Internet are

•  less likely to last for at least 2 years.
 •  more likely to last for at least 2 years.
  •  more likely to lead to marriage within 6 months.
   •  more likely to end in disappointment & disillusionment.

11. _____________ "is a deep & vital emotion resulting from significant need satisfaction, coupled with a caring for & acceptance of the beloved & resulting in an intimate relationship."

•  Love
 •  Emotion
  •  Affection
   •  Erotic Attachment

12. ________ is to companionate love as ________ is to intimate love.

•  superficiality; depth
 •  depth; superficiality
  •  arousal; self-disclosure
   •  self-disclosure; arousal

13. Which of the following is not a John Alan Lee love style?

•  ludus
 •  storge
  •  pragma
   •  lleuranois

14. Men

•  fall more readily in love.
 •  fall out of love more slowly than women.
  •  are less likely to break up a premarital romance.
   • do all of the above.

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Social Psychology
Robert C. Gates
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.  -- Freud

New  Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.

- Sigmund Freud