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Hard-to-Get Phenomenon

  • By: Eli J. Finkel & Paul W. Eastwick
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The hard-to-get phenomenon refers to the notion, held across diverse cultures and espoused by sources ranging from Socrates to Ovid to the Kama Sutra, that individuals experience greater attraction to a person who is or seems ...

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