Affiliation and Attraction

Social psychologists have studied affiliation and interpersonal attraction, mate selection, and relationship satisfaction. Not surprisingly, research indicates that males and females think differently about relationships. Some of these differences include comfort with relationship intimacy and physical contact, perceptions of attractiveness, reasons for mate selection, and the role of emotion within relationships (Crisp & Turner, 2010).

Review the research articles related to gender and affiliation and gender and attraction. Consider how gender may relate to affiliation and attraction and whether or not you agree with the articles you selected.

Post a brief explanation of how gender might affect two of the following: friendship, attraction, entering a relationship, or relationship satisfaction. Then explain whether you agree or disagree with the research you selected regarding gender and relationships and why. Be specific and reference the literature to support the response.