Interpersonal liking and self-disclosure

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Abstract

66 female college students viewed a videorecording of a female stranger who discussed her opinions about 10 social issues. After this, Ss rated the stranger on the Interpersonal Judgment Scale and indicated on the Self-Disclosure Questionnaire what topics they would be willing to discuss with the stranger. What the Ss would discuss was found to be positively related to their characteristic level of disclosure and their attraction toward the stranger. Implications for therapist-client interactions are discussed. (9 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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