Attraction and relevancy of attitude similarity-dissimilarity: Impersonal topics and friendship beliefs
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Three levels of attitude similarity were created in an intrastranger design. Within high and low levels of agreement, the more relevant friendship topics and the less relevant impersonal topics were assigned equal weights. Within an intermediate level of agreement, the two topics were assigned differential weights. Agreement on friendship did not evoke more attraction toward the stranger than agreement on impersonal topics. The level of agreement rather than topic relevancy affected liking and the expected level of friendship.
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