Strangers in a Strange Lab : How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others Paperback / softback
Winner of the 2012 International Association for Relationship Research Book AwardCan we predict how well - or how poorly - two strangers will get along?
According to social psychologist William Ickes, the answer is yes.
Drawing upon relevant research findings from his 30-year career, Ickes explains how initial interactions are shaped by gender, race, birth order, physical attractiveness, androgyny, the Big Five dimensions, shyness, and self-monitoring. Ickes's work offers unprecedented insights on the links between personality and social behavior that have not previously been compiled in a single source: how sibling relationships during childhood affect our interactions with opposite-sex strangers years later; why Latinos have a social advantage in initial interactions; how men react to the physical attractiveness of a female stranger in a relatively direct and obvious way while women react to the attractiveness of a male stranger in a moreindirect and subtle way; and how personality similarity is related to satisfaction in married couples.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 232 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 31/01/2013
- Category: Psychology
- ISBN: 9780199950898