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Impression Formation in Online-Dating-Situations : Effects of media richness and physical attractiveness information

  title={Impression Formation in Online-Dating-Situations : Effects of media richness and physical attractiveness information},
  author={Katja Mierke and Wera Aretz and A. Nowack and Roland Wilmsen and Tim Heinemann},
The present research investigates the effects of media richness, i.e. of paraverbal and nonverbal cues, as well as of physical attractiveness information on impression formation in a fictive online dating setting. Male subjects were presented with identical information about a young woman who presented herself either in a short video-clip, per audio-trace, in a written text that was accompanied by a photo or by written text only. Afterwards, participants judged how confident they felt with the… 

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