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Examine the biological, psychological and social origins of attraction. By Carmen C.
Biological factors We fall in love because of the hormones and neurotransmitters reacting in different ways. Fischer (2004) argues that the “symptoms” exhibited in human romantic passion indicate that dopamine, adrenaline, and serotonin all play an important role in the biological factor of understanding love. A study done by Marazziti in 1999 studied 20 men and woman who were in love for at lest 6 months, 20 other participants who suffered from untreated obsessive compulsive disorder, and 20 other normal, healthy participants who were not in love. The study showed that there was a rise in Serotonin levels of those who were in love and were at the same level as those with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Cognitive Factors/ Psychological factors People often times see their partner as the same to themselves Markey et al. (2007) Investigated to see if similarity is a factor in which people use to help them choose a partner. Markey used a questionnaires and asked the participants to describe the psychological characteristics, values, and attitudes of their ideal romantic partner, then they were asked to describe themselves. They found that people do want to have a partner that is similar to themselves This shows that the phrase opposites attracted isn't always Accurate because of then time people look for a partner who can relate and connect with them on may different levels.
Socialcultural Factor The reason most people fall in love is because of the social cultural Factor. Because most people seem to fall in love with someone they can relate to by having similarity's or culturally. They at times will look for a partner with differences to find them more interesting and not loss interest, but they still take into consideration on the similarity's that he or she's shares with their partner. In a study done by Gupta and Singh (1992) they found that people in an arrange marriage had a longer lasting relation ship then thoughts would have just married for love. The biological and cognitive factors in love mostly just show how you react to love and how you are around someone, by Social cognitive factors show you why you love someone and why you want to be with that person, because they make you happy, or feel special, or you feel a connection to them, or all of the above.