Social psychologists have studied affiliation and interpersonal attraction, mate selection, and relationship satisfaction. Not surprisingly, research indicates that males and females think differently about relationships. Some of these differences include comfort withÂ relationship intimacyÂ andÂ physical contact,Â perceptions of attractiveness, reasons for mate selection, and the role ofÂ emotionÂ within relationships (Crisp & Turner, 2014). For this Discussion, review the Learning Resources and research two articles related to either gender and affiliation or gender and attraction. Consider how gender may relate to affiliation and attraction and whether or not you agree with the articles you selected. Post by Day 4Â a brief explanation of how gender might affect two of the following: friendship, attraction, entering a relationship, or relationship satisfaction. Then explain whether you agree or disagree with the research you selected regarding gender and relationships and why. Be specific and use the current literature to support your response. Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. ReadÂ a selection of your colleaguesâ€™ postings. Respond by DayÂ 7Â to at leastÂ oneÂ of your colleaguesâ€™ postings in one or more of the following ways:
- Ask a probing question.
- Share an insight from having read your colleagueâ€™s posting.
- Offer and support an opinion.
- Validate an idea with your own experience.
- Make a suggestion.
- Expand on your colleagueâ€™s posting.
ReturnÂ to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.