The Friend-Number Paradox
We show that individuals expect others to be more likely to make friends with them when they have a larger versus smaller number of friends. Others, however, exhibit preferences that are diametrically opposed to this intuitive expectation. We coin it the friend-number paradox and study its underlying mechanism.
Kao Si, Xianchi Dai, and Robert Wyer (2017) ,"The Friend-Number Paradox", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 885-887.
Kao Si, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Xianchi Dai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Robert Wyer, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45 | 2017
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