Exploring the Reciprocity of Attraction: Is the TruismTrue?

by Ellen R Gordon

Institution: Ohio University
Year: 2015
Keywords: Psychology; Psychology; interpersonal attraction; reciprocity of attraction; reciprocal attraction
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2075609
Full text PDF: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1427999962


The current research investigates the reciprocity of attraction phenomenon. The first six studies offer evidence for reciprocal liking and disliking. The first study demonstrated the effect while using a confederate. The second and third study demonstrated that people reciprocate attraction with both a previously liked and less liked individual. The fourth and fifth study employed an unobtrusive measure of attraction and the sixth demonstrates the effect by observing a real-world natural event, the sorority recruitment process. A seventh study was included a control condition as well as an unobtrusive measure of attraction. Advisors/Committee Members: Alicke, Mark (Advisor).