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Automaticity: Behavioral Mimicry
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Mimicry Research Mimicry: tendency of people to imitate on another’s behavior I.e. “act like lemmings” Central area of research on nonverbal behavior Accents are contagious Mythbusters yawning experiment But also concerned with verbal mimicry Lots of research in last 7 years or so
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“The Chameleon Effect” Chartrand and Bargh 1999 Argue that behavioral mimicry is based on a perception-behavior link Same as priming studies Study 1: Participants worked on 2 sessions of a photo description task with 2 confederates Confederates were instructed to rub their faces, or shake their foot Confederates also either smiled or did not smile
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“The Chameleon Effect” Results: Participants smiled more times per minute (M = 1.03) when confederate generally smiled than when s/he did not (M = 0.36) Same for face rubbing: 0.57 vs. 0.35 And for foot shaking: 0.73 vs. 0.45
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“The Chameleon Effect” Study 2:
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2009 for the course SOC 150a taught by Professor Willer during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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