Keep Talking: (Mis)Understanding the Hedonic Trajectory of Conversation

In three experiments, face-to-face conversation between participant-pairs grew sharper over time (more lively, enjoyable), despite participants worrying that the experience would grow dull (run dry of material). Participants especially undervalued long-lasting conversations with one partner versus having many short conversations with different partners, highlighting novel barriers to building richer relationships.


Michael Kardas, Juliana Schroeder, and Ed O'Brien (2020) ,"Keep Talking: (Mis)Understanding the Hedonic Trajectory of Conversation", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48, eds. Jennifer Argo, Tina M. Lowrey, and Hope Jensen Schau, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 968-973.


Michael Kardas, University of Chicago, USA
Juliana Schroeder, University of California Berkeley, USA
Ed O'Brien, University of Chicago, USA


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48 | 2020

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