Skin-deep: Analyzing Whether Attractiveness Affects Rejection Responses in Unrequited Love

dc.contributor.advisorLawrence, Tamara
dc.contributor.authorPearce, Rachel
dc.contributor.departmentPsychology.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-24T15:51:48Z
dc.date.available2015-06-24T15:51:48Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.description.abstractThis study examined experiences of unrequited love by exploring the effects of attractiveness, gender, and race on rejector responses. The sample (N = 142) of Baylor undergraduates completed a survey that contained a stimulus person picture and a hypothetical scenario in which they were rejecting a would-be lover. The attractiveness, race, and gender of the stimulus pictures were manipulated to assess the emotional and behavioral responses in different conditions. As expected, attractiveness had a main effect on most of the factors, indicating that treatment of would-be lovers varies depending on attractiveness. We also found 2-way effects with race and gender, as well as attractiveness and gender. There was only one 3-way effect for attractiveness, race, and gender, related to how rude rejectors’ responses were. Further, factor responses in the Basic Needs Satisfaction Scale were correlated to the emotional and behavioral responses, demonstrating the importance of considering Self-Determination Theory when analyzing how people relate to others.en_US
dc.identifier.citationN/Aen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9411
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectUnrequited Love.en_US
dc.subjectAttractiveness.en_US
dc.subjectSocial Psychology.en_US
dc.titleSkin-deep: Analyzing Whether Attractiveness Affects Rejection Responses in Unrequited Loveen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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