[Unlocked] Others Find Similar People
Informed by social psychology theory and research, explain how your colleague’s analysis might differ if applied cross-culturally.
I do believe there has been a shift when it comes to rules of attraction changing for women as a function of their economic independence. Looking back over the readings there was once a time that women looked for a man that would be able to take care of her as well as supply all needed resources when it came time to care for the offspring (Aronson et al, 2019). The fact that women are now equal to men even in some cases making more than some men they have become even more financially independent causing them to not need or long for that financial stability and someone to supply all resources for them and the child. I do think when you look at the rules of attraction, they are both imperatives and cultural constructions. I think when you look at other cultures some do not have the opportunity to choose who they plan to spend the rest of their lives with. Then others find similar people with similar traits (personality, love, happiness, respect, etc) that each want in a relationship that in return attracts them to one another.