CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE AND INTERPERSONAL ATTRACTION.
RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK N J
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The social choices of subjects differing in complexity of conceptual structure were obtained for a number of hypothetical situations 1 at a party, 2 under the leadership of...3 leading, 4 in an academic task. Choices for each condition were factor analyzed. It was found that structural complexity accounts for one quarter to one third of the variance in social choices and that factor defined groups for each condition differ in complexity. It was further found that structurally complex persons generally make more choices than structurally simple persons. Further, the results serve to refute the position of Calhoun that patterns of interpersonal choice are due to random mathematical order. Author