Self-disclosure and liking: a meta-analytic review.

  title={Self-disclosure and liking: a meta-analytic review.},
  author={Nancy L. Collins and Lynn C. Miller},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={116 3},
Self-disclosure plays a central role in the development and maintenance of relationships. One way that researchers have explored these processes is by studying the links between self-disclosure and liking. Using meta-analytic procedures, the present work sought to clarify and review this literature by evaluating the evidence for 3 distinct disclosure-liking effects. Significant disclosure-liking relations were found for each effect: (a) People who engage in intimate disclosures tend to be liked… Expand

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