On Liking and Perceived Authenticity
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Previous studies in our lab have found that liking is a significant predictor of authenticity (Kelley, Schlegel, Hicks, & Kim, manuscript in prep). The current study seeks to examine whether this relationship holds over and above a variety of other possible predictors, such as perceptions of a target’s personality, character, and social power. Specifically, we predict that the more a participant reports liking a target, the higher they will rate the target’s authenticity. The study consisted of an interaction task where a research assistant led a group 2-5 participants in a discussion of their most embarrassing moments and their favorite memories. Afterwards participants rated the other group members on their perceived authenticity, similarity, liking, mood, Big 5 personality traits, and power. We tested our hypothesis by using bivariate correlation and multiple regression models.
Garcia, Adam Cole (2020). On Liking and Perceived Authenticity. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from