ERIC Number: ED051507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
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Interpersonal Attraction in a Mixed-Motive Game.
Ettinger, Ronald F.; Kriner, Richard E.
This paper describes two experiments involving a game in which the effects of a strategy upon attraction are investigated. The first experiment investigated the role of one's partner's strategy and the subject's own strategy upon attraction among the players of a mixed-motive game; the second experiment was carried out as an extension and replication of the first. Results indicate that, in general: (1) cooperative others were more favorably evaluated by most subjects than were competitive others; (2) similarity of strategy played a greater role among cooperative subjects than among competitive subjects; (3) cooperative subjects liked the group member who was most similar better than the others; (4) the least similar other was liked least; (5) for cooperative subjects, similarity and cooperation on the part of others were both working in the same direction; and (6) for competitive subjects, similarity and cooperation of others were not working in the same direction. (Author/TA)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.; Albion Coll., MI.
Note: Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association in Detroit, Michigan, May 6-8, 1971