The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness : A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings

@inproceedings{AronTheEG,
  title={The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness : A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings},
  author={Arthur Aron}
}
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 circumstances of relationship development become manipulated variables. Over a 45-min period subject pairs carry out self-disclosure and relationship-building tasks that graduaUy escalate in intensity. Study 1 found greater postinteraction closeness with these tasks versus comparable smaU-talk tasks… CONTINUE READING
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