Conversational analysis - Here is an activity from Jessica Collett's Social Psychology course in which students analyze possible conversations they might have.
Here is some background info on conversational structure.
Evolutionary Factors - Seinfeld Episode: Evolutionary factors in mate selection can be seen in the episode in which they try to fix up George with a date.
He asks questions about his potential date's physical attributes and she asks questions about George's status, power and resources. Physical attractiveness - Physical attractiveness plays a big role in how we think of and respond to people.
Students really were fascinated by this (I had seen it at a museum in Maryland...info see, the end of the semester we used the facial recognition software and many students posted those images that were "supposed" to look like them on their wiki pages. Here is a link to a conversation with the actress who played the overweight woman in the clip.
Again, students really enjoyed it and in fact, I had promised that three weeks after the semester I would "take down" the wiki pages with student pictures, etc. gives his take on the subject in this compelling scene from his tv show. Here is a description and video of comedy clip about overweight women that has received less attention.
The goal is to pair off with another student with as high a value as possible.