Similarity-Attraction Paradigm: Definition & Criticisms


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What is one criticism of the similarity-attraction paradigm?

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1. At a job interview, Carl was asked about his work ethic and general weekend activities. He thought it was weird, but the interviewer told Carl that most employees enjoyed spending weekends at company activities and any new hire would fit best if they, too, would enjoy these activities. Which concept was the interviewer considering in order to measure Carl's fit for the position?

2. Evidence for the similarity-attraction paradigm can be seen in the phenomenon that people risk falling in love with biological relatives they meet in adulthood after childhood adoption. This is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this short quiz and answer multiple-choice questions on the similarity-attraction paradigm. You'll be quizzed on key areas such as a criticism of the paradigm and a term associated with companies looking to fill positions with others who are a good fit.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points will be covered on the quiz:

  • A term that references the evidence for the similarity-attraction paradigm seen in a certain phenomenon
  • Explanation of the similarity-attraction paradigm
  • Berscheid's and Hatfield's research

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the similarity-attraction paradigm
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the similarity-attraction paradigm and its connection to corporations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a criticism of the similarity-attraction paradigm

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the paradigm with the lesson entitled Similarity-Attraction Paradigm: Definition & Criticisms. The following topics will be covered in greater detail:

  • Sense of belonging
  • Stability among like-minded persons
  • Similarity-attraction paradigm in everyday life