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Playing with strangers: Which shared traits attract us most to new people?

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Homophily, the tendency for individuals to associate with those who are most similar to them, has been well documented. However, the influence of different kinds of similarity (e.g. relating to age, music taste, ethical views) in initial preferences for a stranger have not been compared. In the current study, we test for a relationship between sharing a variety of traits (i.e. having different kinds of similarity) with a stranger and the perceived likeability of that stranger. In two online e...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0129688

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4266-6834
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
6
Pages:
ARTN e0129688
Publication date:
2015-06-08
Acceptance date:
2015-05-12
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
Pmid:
26053921
Source identifiers:
526870
Language:
English
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pubs:526870
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uuid:64924918-77ab-4789-bae0-a49585202475
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pubs:526870
Deposit date:
2019-08-02

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