Nonverbal Aspects of Attraction
Why do some people like other people? Vonnegut’s (1965, p. 74) Elliott Rosewater was liked because of his goodness and helpfulness. Other people are liked for different reasons, the major ones being that they (1) satisfy some need of the person who likes them, (2) they are similar to that person, (3) they are desirable or attractive, or (4) they are close at hand. Before we discuss the role of nonverbal behavior, we will first summarize major conclusions from attraction research, as collected into these four categories.
KeywordsFacial Expression Sexual Arousal Nonverbal Behavior Pupillary Dilation Physical Attractiveness
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