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dc.contributor.authorGunaydin, G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSelcuk, E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYilmaz, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHazan, C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-13T13:42:03Z
dc.date.available2019-02-13T13:42:03Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn0146-1672
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/49457
dc.description.abstractDecades of research indicate that individuals adhere to existing states (“status quo bias”) and value them more (“endowment effect”). The present work is the first to investigate status quo preference within the context of trade-offs in mate choice. Across seven studies (total N = 1,567), participants indicated whether they would prefer remaining with a current partner possessing a particular set of traits (e.g., high trustworthiness, low attractiveness) or switching to an alternative partner possessing opposite traits. Preference for a given trait was highest when the individual representing the status quo (one’s romantic partner or an interaction partner) possessed that trait. Concerns about hurting the partner, ambiguity avoidance, and biased construal of the partner and the alternative predicted status quo preference and disapproval of the current partner by network members eliminated this effect. These findings indicate that when it comes to matters of the heart, we tend to love what we currently have.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titlePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletinen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1177/0146167217746339en_US
dc.subjectStatus quo biasen_US
dc.subjectEndowment effecten_US
dc.subjectDecision makingen_US
dc.subjectRomantic relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectMate-choice trade-offsen_US
dc.titleI have, therefore i love: status quo preference in mate choiceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.citation.spage589en_US
dc.citation.epage600en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber44en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber4en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0146167217746339en_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.en_US
dc.identifier.eissn1552-7433


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