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  • By: Shannon M. Smith & Peter A. Caprariello
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Individuals express liking for a variety of phenomena. They can like an action enacted or planned (“I like volunteering”), an inanimate object (“I like my car”), an experience (“I like thinking about the future”), or another individual (“I like my friend”). ...

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