I am too just like you: nonconscious mimicry as an automatic behavioral response to social exclusion.

@article{Lakin2008IAT,
  title={I am too just like you: nonconscious mimicry as an automatic behavioral response to social exclusion.},
  author={Jessica L. Lakin and Tanya L. Chartrand and Robert M. Arkin},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={816-22}
}
Research across various disciplines has demonstrated that social exclusion has devastating psychological, emotional, and behavioral consequences. Excluded individuals are therefore motivated to affiliate with others, even though they may not have the resources, cognitive or otherwise, to do so. The current research explored whether nonconscious mimicry of other individuals-a low-cost, low-risk, automatic behavior-might help excluded individuals address threatened belongingness needs. Experiment… CONTINUE READING

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