Using Nonconscious Behavioral Mimicry to Create Affiliation and Rapport

@article{Lakin2003UsingNB,
  title={Using Nonconscious Behavioral Mimicry to Create Affiliation and Rapport},
  author={Jessica L. Lakin and T. Chartrand},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={334 - 339}
}
Nonconscious behavioral mimicry occurs when a person unwittingly imitates the behaviors of another person. This mimicry has been attributed to a direct link between perceiving a behavior and performing that same behavior. The current experiments explored whether having a goal to affiliate augments the tendency to mimic the behaviors of interaction partners. Experiment 1 demonstrated that having an affiliation goal increases nonconscious mimicry, and Experiment 2 further supported this… Expand
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