ERIC Number: ED190965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Prospect of Future Interaction and Preference for Information About Blind Dates.
Leone, Christopher T.
A functional model of person perception suggests that information seeking about other persons would increase as the prospect of interaction became imminent. Male (N=62) and female (N=42) college students responded to 3 hypothetical blind date situations by indicating which of 30 bipolar traits they would want to know about an immediate date, a future date, and a nondate control. Total number of traits indicated for each situation constituted the measure of information seeking. More information seeking was elicited by someone perceived as a date than someone perceived as a nondate. Males sought less information about an anticipated immediate date than about a future date. Females were equally likely to seek information about perceived immediate and future dates. More information was sought by males than females concerning the nondate control. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (26th, Washington, DC, March 26-29, 1980).