Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Strangers in a Strange Lab – How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Strangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others

William Ickes


Can we predict how well we will get along with others even before we meet them? According to the research findings reported in this book, we can. This book summarizes decades of research on how personality characteristics affect behavior, thoughts, and feelings in initial interactions. Much of the research was conducted by the author and his colleagues, enabling a first-person account of the reasons for exploring different aspects of personality, the surprises encountered along the way, and the author's attempt to integrate the findings into a more comprehensive pattern. The book first provide ... More

Keywords: personal characteristics, personality traits, initial interactions, gender, race, ethnicity, birth order, physical attractiveness, self-consciousness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195372953
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372953.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Ickes, author