The appraisal similarity effect: how social appraisals influence liking

@inproceedings{Ng2016TheAS,
  title={The appraisal similarity effect: how social appraisals influence liking},
  author={Jomel Wei Xuan Ng and Eddie Mun Wai Tong and Sher Ling Kwek},
  year={2016}
}
The effects of cognitive appraisals on interpersonal relationships have hardly been studied. Three experiments examined how empathic social appraisal could influence liking. We tested for the appraisal similarity effect in which perceived similarity in appraisals boosts liking. In Experiment 1, perception of appraisal similarity led participants to express liking by disclosing personal contact information. This effect was replicated using a selfreport measure of liking in Experiments 2 and 3… CONTINUE READING

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