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The Liking Gap in Conversations: Do People Like Us More Than We Think?

Overview of attention for article published in Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.), September 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#22 of 3,920)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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70 news outlets
blogs
14 blogs
twitter
472 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
1 Google+ user
reddit
1 Redditor
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2 video uploaders

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149 Mendeley
Title
The Liking Gap in Conversations: Do People Like Us More Than We Think?
Published in
Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.), September 2018
DOI 10.1177/0956797618783714
Pubmed ID
Authors

Erica J. Boothby, Gus Cooney, Gillian M. Sandstrom, Margaret S. Clark

Abstract

Having conversations with new people is an important and rewarding part of social life. Yet conversations can also be intimidating and anxiety provoking, and this makes people wonder and worry about what their conversation partners really think of them. Are people accurate in their estimates? We found that following interactions, people systematically underestimated how much their conversation partners liked them and enjoyed their company, an illusion we call the liking gap. We observed the liking gap as strangers got acquainted in the laboratory, as first-year college students got to know their dorm mates, and as formerly unacquainted members of the general public got to know each other during a personal development workshop. The liking gap persisted in conversations of varying lengths and even lasted for several months, as college dorm mates developed new relationships. Our studies suggest that after people have conversations, they are liked more than they know.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 149 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 22%
Student > Bachelor 30 20%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Master 12 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 7%
Other 31 21%
Unknown 20 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 61 41%
Social Sciences 16 11%
Business, Management and Accounting 10 7%
Computer Science 5 3%
Neuroscience 4 3%
Other 19 13%
Unknown 34 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1030. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 June 2021.
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#8,026
of 18,011,329 outputs
Outputs from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#22
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#201
of 284,663 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#2
of 46 outputs
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