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Do you remember this study about deep/meaningful conversations?
June 4, 2012 8:21 AM   Subscribe

There was a study a few years back where they had two people meet and discuss a list of questions. The control pairs got a basic set of superficial interview questions (what's your name, do you have siblings, where are you from) and the other got a specially designed set of questions that increasingly went into meaningful, personal topics. At the end, pairs in the test group tended to report a deep bond with their partner and went on to become friends after the study. Can you find me the study and/or the questions?
posted by sdis to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
Are you thinking about this?
posted by gakiko at 11:56 AM on June 4, 2012


It's about the same idea; this was just a bit more structured. (And the questions were in a specific order; they started relatively harmless and got really personal by the end)
posted by sdis at 12:30 PM on June 4, 2012


Are you thinking about the one referenced in Snoop: what your stuff says about you?

If so it was Arthor Aron's The Sharing Game and a list of the questions can be found here
posted by Cattaby at 7:48 PM on June 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


I have no recollection of ever having picked up that book, but the text is errily familiar and these are definitely the questions. Thank you! Question: the list you linked is entitled "36 questions" but only lists 27 questions...are there 9 more somewhere?
posted by sdis at 9:45 PM on June 4, 2012


Funnily enough, found what seems to be a complete list on a Pick Up Artist forum
posted by Cattaby at 11:08 PM on June 4, 2012


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