Instant Closeness

This simple javascript program is designed to implement the technique described by Arthur Aron, et. al., in their paper entitled “The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings (pdf available here).

It is designed to induce feelings of interpersonal closeness between strangers. Two players are required, and the game is essentially asking increasingly personal questions.

From the study:

One key pattern associated with the development of a close relationship among peers is sustained, escalating, reciprocal, personalistic self-disclosure.

Mobile device-friendly thanks to JQuery Mobile.