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First Impressions

  • By: Nalini Ambady
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Every interaction with a new person entails a first impression. The impressions we form of others and they of us influence practically every aspect of our lives, including our friendships, romantic relationships, and career prospects. Impression formation occurs rapidly, is often ...

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