Coming to Like Obnoxious People When We Must Live with Them

  title={Coming to Like Obnoxious People When We Must Live with Them},
  author={Tom R. Tyler and David O. Sears},
The pattern of individual affective accommodation to no-choice relationships with others was examined in two experimental studies on the effects of anticipated interaction. From Heider's concept of unit-sentiment balance it was predicted that the anticipation of no-choice interaction with other individuals would lead to increased liking for individuals who initially had ambiguous or dislikable characteristics, but not for those who were initially likable. This pattern of accommodation was… Expand

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