Presentation Title

Attention to Similarity: Interactions between the Self and Other

Advisor Information

Lisa Scherer

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

7-3-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

7-3-2014 4:00 PM

Abstract

Building off of previous research, we created the construct Self-Other Attention to Similarity (SOATS) and developed a scale to measure it. SOATS is defined as the tendency to initially focus on similarities between the self and other when meeting a new individual. We wanted to see if this tendency varies among individuals and what other psychological constructs it is related to. Three related constructs were identified: empathy, agreeableness, and extroversion. We analyzed the correlations among the variables, as well as the reliability of the SOATS scale. It was found that SOATS was correlated with the three related constructs as hypothesized. Implications for these findings are discussed.

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Attention to Similarity: Interactions between the Self and Other

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Building off of previous research, we created the construct Self-Other Attention to Similarity (SOATS) and developed a scale to measure it. SOATS is defined as the tendency to initially focus on similarities between the self and other when meeting a new individual. We wanted to see if this tendency varies among individuals and what other psychological constructs it is related to. Three related constructs were identified: empathy, agreeableness, and extroversion. We analyzed the correlations among the variables, as well as the reliability of the SOATS scale. It was found that SOATS was correlated with the three related constructs as hypothesized. Implications for these findings are discussed.