Your friends might not like you as much as you think, researchers say
Boston Globe - 05/12/2016
Associate Professor Randy Colvin, of Northeastern University’s Department of Psychology, disagrees. He’s not convinced by the survey, pointing to its setup and small sample size as two reasons to take its conclusions with a hefty dash of salt.
“If you’re just sitting in a class next to a person, it’s really hard to say much about whether you’ve become friends,” Colvin, whose area of experise is personality psychology, explains. “If it’s a group of people who for the most part aren’t close, there’s the possibility of lots of ambiguity.”