Strangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others by William IckesStrangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others by William Ickes

Strangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others

byWilliam Ickes

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Winner of the 2012 International Association for Relationship Research Book AwardCan we predict how well - or how poorly - two strangers will get along? According to social psychologist William Ickes, the answer is yes. Drawing upon relevant research findings from his 30-year career, Ickes explains how initial interactions are shaped by gender, race, birth order, physicalattractiveness, androgyny, the Big Five dimensions, shyness, and self-monitoring.Ickes's work offers unprecedented insights on the links between personality and social behavior that have not previously been compiled in a single source: how sibling relationships during childhood affect our interactions with opposite-sex strangers years later; why Latinos have a social advantagein initial interactions; how men react to the physical attractiveness of a female stranger in a relatively direct and obvious way while women react to the attractiveness of a male stranger in a more indirect and subtle way; and how personality similarity is related to satisfaction in marriedcouples.

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William Ickes is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington. His 20-year program of research on empathic accuracy, which resulted in three international research awards, is summarized in his 2003 book Everyday Mind Reading. His 30-year program of research on personality influences on initial interacti...
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Title:Strangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with OthersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:January 16, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Some People, Other People2. Strangers in a Strange Lab3. Sex4. Race / Ethnicity5. Birth Order6. Physical Attractiveness7. The Taijitu of Androgyny8. The Big Five9. Shyness and Self-Consciousness10. Self-Monitoring11. How It All Adds Up: An Integration