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Psychology of Attractiveness

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Claire Hart
Academic year

Module overview

In this module, we will explore possible answers to questions such as: What constitutes physical and interpersonal attraction? How many types of love are there? Where are the main sources of attraction? What difference do relationships make to people's lives? What triggers the start of romantic relationships? Why do people who once loved one another break up? Does evolution dictate the mating strategies that men and women adopt?

No single theory can fully answer such questions. Nonetheless, different theories can provide partial or likely answers.