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Examine how the Biological level of analysis explains the origins of attraction.

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´╗┐Examine how the Biological level of analysis explains the origins of attraction What is attraction? Attraction can be anything like smell, looks, hair which makes the opposite person like that person. For example if I like a girl, so the first question which anyone asks me is that what gets you attracted to her. And the first thing you say is that thing which you like the most in her. In my case I would say I like her attitude, that?s what got me attracted to her. There are three things which ,In which we are basically going to look into. First is the role of hormones in attraction. Adrenaline is one of the hormones which plays a part in attracting. ...read more.


So the study concluded the relationship between lo level of serotonin and romantic love. Oxytocin is another type of hormone which helps in creating more attraction between two individuals. It is a hormone which is released during physical contact between two individuals. For examples when I hug my friend , oxytocin is released in my body and I become more found of my friend. Another hormone which is important for long time attraction is vasopressin . It is released during sexual activities. This hormone makes the individual more committed to the partner. Evolution also plays a huge role in attraction. With the help of David Buss?s experiment I can state that evolution has an effect on the role of attraction. Women during their menstrual cycle tend to behave differently with their partners this happens because during menstruation their menstruation they cannot mate and their oestrogen levels are low. ...read more.


Then the participants were required to fill in a questionnaire , which was based on their feeling about their partner. This was done to compare their brain activities to what they reported in the questionnaire. The participants first looked at photographs if their partners for 30 seconds during which they were also being scanned . Then they had to view a photograph of a neutral acquaintance. This was repeated six times, after which they concluded that when they viewed the photograph of their love , a pleasant stimulus was released which played a role in attraction. The role of hormones, the brain activity and evolution all play an important role in the origin of attraction. By the experiment , we saw that how each of them play a crusial role in it. And we can conclude that biological activities influence the role of attraction between individuals. ...read more.

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