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Inclusion of Other in the Self Scale and the structure of interpersonal closeness
In 2 studies, the Inclusion of Other in the Self (IOS) Scale, a single-item, pictorial measure of closeness, demonstrated alternate-form and test-retest reliability; convergent validity with the… Expand
Close Relationships as Including Other in the Self
The cognitive significance of being in a close relationship is described in terms of including other in the self (in Lewin's sense of overlapping regions of the life space and in James's sense of the… Expand
The extended contact effect: Knowledge of cross-group friendships and prejudice.
The extended contact hypothesis proposes that knowledge that an in-group member has a close relationship with an out-group member can lead to more positive intergroup attitudes. Proposed mechanisms… Expand
Sensory-processing sensitivity and its relation to introversion and emotionality.
This research identified a unidimensional core variable of high sensory-processing sensitivity and demonstrated its partial independence from social introversion and emotionality, variables with which it had been confused or subsumed in most previous theorizing by personality researchers. Expand
Statistics for Psychology
1. Displaying the order in a group of numbers. 2. Central tendency and variability. 3. Some key ingredients for inferential statistics: Z scores, the normal curve, sample versus population, and… Expand
Love and the expansion of self: Understanding attraction and satisfaction.
The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings
A practical methodology is presented for creating closeness in an experimental context. Whether or not an individual is in a relationship, particular pairings of individuals in the relationship, and… Expand
Couples' shared participation in novel and arousing activities and experienced relationship quality.
- A. Aron, C. Norman, E. Aron, C. McKenna, R. Heyman
- Psychology, Medicine
- Journal of personality and social psychology
- 1 February 2000
Using a newspaper questionnaire, a door-to-door survey, and 3 laboratory experiments, the authors examined a proposed effect of shared participation in novel and arousing activities on experienced relationship quality and predicted correlations of reported shared "exciting" activities and relationship satisfaction plus their predicted mediation by relationship boredom. Expand
Including others in the self
- A. Aron, Tracy McLaughlin-Volpe, Debra J. Mashek, G. Lewandowski, Stephen C. Wright, E. Aron
- 1 January 2004
We propose that to some extent, people treat the resources, perspectives, and identities of close others as their own. This proposal is supported by allocation, attribution, response time, and memory… Expand
Cross-Group Friendships and Intergroup Attitudes
- K. Davies, Linda R. Tropp, A. Aron, T. Pettigrew, Stephen C. Wright
- Psychology, Medicine
- Personality and social psychology review : an…
- 1 November 2011
Time spent and self-disclosure with outgroup friends yielded significantly greater associations with attitudes than other friendship measures, suggesting that attitudes are most likely to improve when cross-group friendships involve behavioral engagement. Expand