The chameleon effect: the perception-behavior link and social interaction.

@article{Chartrand1999TheCE,
  title={The chameleon effect: the perception-behavior link and social interaction.},
  author={T. Chartrand and J. Bargh},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={
          893-910
        }
}
  • T. Chartrand, J. Bargh
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
The chameleon effect refers to nonconscious mimicry of the postures, mannerisms, facial expressions, and other behaviors of one's interaction partners, such that one's behavior passively and unintentionally changes to match that of others in one's current social environment. The authors suggest that the mechanism involved is the perception-behavior link, the recently documented finding (e.g., J. A. Bargh, M. Chen, & L. Burrows, 1996) that the mere perception of another's behavior automatically… Expand
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