Edward Melinat's scientific contributions

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Article
A practical methodology is presented for creating closeness in an experimental context. Whether or not an individual is in a relationship, particular pairings of individuals in the relationship, and circumstances of relationship development become manipulated variables. Over a 45-min period subject pairs carry out self-disclosure and relationship-b...

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... Self-disclosure questions Five questions from Aron, Melinat, Aron, Vallone, and Bator's (1997) intimacy study were used to encourage self-disclosure from the participants and to facilitate the manipulation of similarity or dissimilarity via reciprocal self-disclosure from the handler. The questions were as follows: What is your favourite snack or food and why?;'If you could have dinner with anybody in history, dead or alive, who would it be, and why?'; 'Imagine we are not living with COVID-19 restrictions, and you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?'; ...