Walster, Walster, Piliavin and Schmidt's (1973) finding that a selectively hard-to-get female was preferred over either an easy-to-get or a hard-to-get female was replicated for unfrustrated males. However, when males were mildly frustrated, they preferred females who had indicated attraction toward them. The implications of these results were discussed in terms of external rewards and the motivational state of individuals.

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Copyright © 1975 Graduate Students in Social Psychology at the University of North Carolina. This article first appeared in Representative Research in Social Psychology (1975), 114-118.

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