Does a Favor Request Increase Liking Toward the Requester?

@article{Niiya2016DoesAF,
  title={Does a Favor Request Increase Liking Toward the Requester?},
  author={Yu Niiya},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={156},
  pages={211 - 221}
}
  • Y. Niiya
  • Published 3 March 2016
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Social Psychology
ABSTRACT Although a request for help can impose a burden on the provider and has the potential of harming a relationship, the theory of amae suggests that in fact it could help promote a stronger relationship. In an experiment, both Japanese and American participants who were asked for help from a confederate increased their liking of the confederate relative to the baseline. Sociable impression of the confederate and perceived closeness of the relationship also increased relative to the… 
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