It's all in the timing: Interpersonal synchrony increases affiliation

  title={It's all in the timing: Interpersonal synchrony increases affiliation},
  author={Michael J. Hove and Jane L. Risen},
  journal={Social Cognition},
The tendency to mimic and synchronize with others is well established. Although mimicry has been shown to lead to affiliation between co-actors, the effect of interpersonal synchrony on affiliation remains an open question. The authors investigated the relationship by having participants match finger movements with a visual moving metronome. In Experiment 1, affiliation ratings were examined based on the extent to which participants tapped in synchrony with the experimenter. In Experiment 2… 

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