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Knoxville Area Psychological Association

THIS MONTH'S Psychology Trivia!

Can 36 simple questions generate a sense of closeness between strangers?

Answer: Yes - In fact it's what you do for a living 

In a 1997 study, State University of New York psychologist Arthur Aron separated two groups of people and paired them off, giving each duo 45 minutes to answer a set of questions.

One question set was small talk, and the other was immediately probing. The people who asked deeper questions felt more connected — and one couple even fell in love.


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