Psychological theories of attraction

IB Psychology: Psychological theories of attraction

Cognitive researchers argue that the extent to which people perceive another person as similar to themselves may be one explanation for attraction. Contrary to the adage that “opposites attract,” it appears that those whom we perceive to be similar to ourselves are more attractive to us. The Similarity-Attraction Model argues that people like and are attracted to others who are similar, rather than dissimilar to...

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