Use a chalkboard or dry erase board to write down each response.
Instructors can then introduce three main concepts from the judgment and decision-making literature that Joel and colleagues identify as relevant to romantic relationships: Divide the class into three groups.
To introduce the activity, first provide students with a brief description of research showing that people often desire romantic partners who share similar characteristics (Byrne, 1961) and who live in close proximity (Bossard, 1932).
Next, present students with the following scenario: Julia wants to find a romantic partner who shares her interests and values.
People have grandiose ideas about their ideal mate and conjure up stories about how their romantic partner fits that image.