5.1 Similarity Asymmetry

Based on (Tversky 1977) contrast model, pairwise similarity judgments between products are asymmetrical: the less typical product will be perceived as more similar to the typical product than the reverse. (Herr, Aaker, and Biel 1994, 305)


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