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ERIC Number: ED165082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Impressions of a Disclosing Other Following Own Disclosing.
Archer, Richard L.; And Others
The effects of an instigator's and a respondent's disclosure on impressions of the revealing respondent were examined in a pair of experiments. The first experiment assessed the effects of both own and other's disclosure on a participant perceiver. After meeting a confederate partner, female undergraduate subjects (N=83) were induced to make an intimate or superficial disclosure by means of a "forced compliance" procedure. In return, their (videotaped) partner then disclosed on either three intimate or three superficial topics. Subjects who made intimate disclosures reported no more attraction toward the partner than did those who made superficial disclosures, but a clear effect for other's disclosure was found in the impression rating analysis. Subjects formed more favorable impressions of the confederate when she disclosed intimately (the revealer-liking effect). Comparisons made between these data and those of the second experiment (an observer replication using the subjects' actual disclosure tapes and the manipulations from the first experiment) showed that female observer subjects predicted greater attraction on the part of participants who had made intimate disclosures than those who made superficial disclosures. Additionally, subjects also differed with the participant in their perceptions of the confederate. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, August, 1978)