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dc.contributor.authorHunt, Robert Arthuren_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-31T01:53:17Z
dc.date.available2018-05-31T01:53:17Z
dc.date.issued1962
dc.date.submitted1962
dc.identifier.otherb14677465
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/29148
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study reports an investigation of some determinants of the desire for affiliation following fear arousal. Predictions were derived related to; a) the effect upon affiliation of having information about the fear intensity of self and others, and b) the awareness of reacting discrepantly, i.e., with more or less fear intensity than peers in identical stress situations. According to Schacter's elaboration of Festinger's Social Comparison theory, an individual wishes to evaluate his emotions by comparison with others when objective means of doing so are unavailable. Manipulating fear intensity, Schacter found that affiliative tendency was positively related to fear level, and that fearful Ss wish wish to affiliate only with similarly fearful Ss. Gerard and Rabbie found that apprehensive Ss provided with information concerning the intensity of their own and others' fear reactions demonstrated less desire for affiliation than Ss without such information. [TRUNCATED]en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.titleThe effects of the experience of emotional discrepancy upon affiliative behavioren_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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