Posted on Nov 10, 2008 at 03:32 PM
Factors that increase friendship
Ben Franklin Effect: after helping another person we like them more.
Contact Hypothesis: bringing enemies together leads towards friendship.
Dilution Effect: information about others reduces stereotyping.
Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis: if we feel empathy we are likely to help.
Friendship: there are several factors that increase chances of friendship.
Law of Attraction: similar attitudes leads to friendship.
Matching Hypothesis: romantic partners tend to be similarly attractive.
Mere Exposure Theory: exposure to people increases liking.
Propinquity Effect: meeting and interacting increase chance of friendship.
Reinforcement-Affect Theory: both forms of conditioning leads us to like others.
Repulsion Hypothesis: we prefer those with similar attitudes (and vice versa).