In this reply, we address and refute each of Norton, Frost, and Ariely's (2011) specific objections to the conclusion that, ceteris paribus, familiarity breeds liking in live interaction. In particular, we reiterate the importance of studying live interaction rather than decontextualized processes. These rebuttals notwithstanding, we concur with Norton et al.'s call for an integrative model that encompasses both Norton, Frost, and Ariely's (2007) results and ours, and we point readers toward a description of a possible model presented in our original article.
- Friendship formation
- Relationship development