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Want to be liked or want to make new friends? Say 'thank you'

ANI  Washington, August 29, 2014
First Published: 15:32 IST(29/8/2014) | Last Updated: 15:57 IST(29/8/2014)

A new study has suggested that thanking a new acquaintance for their assistance can help one to make new friends.

The study conducted by UNSW Australia was designed to test a theory proposed two years ago to explain the benefits to individuals and society of the emotion of gratitude.

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UNSW psychologist Dr Lisa Williams, asserted that saying 'thank you' provided a valuable signal that one was with someone with whom a high quality relationship could be formed.

 Williams said that their findings represented the first known evidence that expression of gratitude facilitates the initiation of new relationships among previously unacquainted people.

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Williams added that with more people communicating by social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, it would be interesting to find out whether just observing someone expressed.

This find-remind-and-bind theory suggests gratitude helps people develop new relationships (find), build on existing relationships (remind), and maintain both (bind). The study will be published in the journal Emotion.  


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