The mere exposure effect helps explain why the most important predictor of whether two people become friends is a. similarity of religious and political views. b. similar interests in the arts and culture. c. their physical attractiveness. d. their social status and level of income. e. their proximity to each other.
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The correct answer is E. (their proximity to each other.). If the people are located close to one another, it is more likely that they were interact with each other more often and befriend each other. Mere exposure effect refers to exposure to a new stimulus over and over (such as seeing a new neighbor every day).