Journal of Nonverbal Behavior
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Human screams have been suggested to comprise a salient and readily identified call type, yet few studies have explored the degree to which people agree on what constitutes a scream, and the defining acoustic structure of screams has not been fully determined. In this study, participants listened to 75 human vocal sounds, representing both a broad acoustical range and array of emotional contexts, and classified each as to whether it was a scream or not. Participants showed substantial agreement ...
This review explores spontaneous mimicry in the context of three questions. The first question concerns the role of spontaneous mimicry in processing conceptual information. The second question concerns the debate whether spontaneous mimicry is driven by simple associative processes or reflects higher-order processes such as goals, intentions, and social context. The third question addresses the implications of these debates for understanding atypical individuals and states. We review relevant l...
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#1Allison L. Skinner (UGA: University of Georgia)
#2Adilene Osnaya (Purdue University)
Last.Sylvia P. Perry (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 12
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Observing nonverbal signals being directed toward unfamiliar individuals is known to influence attitudes and behavior toward those individuals. Specifically, observing biased nonverbal signals in favor of one individual over another can produce nonverbal signal-consistent attitudes among preschool children. Research has also shown that people have a tendency to mimic the behavior of others. The phenomenon of mimicking another’s nonverbal emotional response and “catching” their emotions has long ...
#1Kenji YokotaniH-Index: 3
#2Gen TakagiH-Index: 1
Last.Kobun WakashimaH-Index: 1
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Nonverbal synchrony (NVS) of a patient’s and therapist’s body parts during a therapy session has been linked with therapeutic alliance. However, the link between NVS of face parts with therapeutic alliance remains unclear. The clarification of this link is important in understanding NVS. Accordingly, we used a video imaging technique to provide quantitative evidence of this link. The 55 participants in this study were the same as in a previous study. Both the participants’ and the therapist’s fa...
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#1Joanna HaleH-Index: 4
#2Jamie A. Ward (Goldsmiths, University of London)H-Index: 2
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Conversation between two people involves subtle nonverbal coordination in addition to speech. However, the precise parameters and timing of this coordination remain unclear, which limits our ability to theorize about the neural and cognitive mechanisms of social coordination. In particular, it is unclear if conversation is dominated by synchronization (with no time lag), rapid and reactive mimicry (with lags under 1 s) or traditionally observed mimicry (with several seconds lag), each of which d...
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#1Sally D. Farley (UB: University of Baltimore)H-Index: 7
The study of mimicry has a rich history of investigation in nonverbal communication research, although the area has struggled with inconsistent operationalizations of the construct. The Special Issue on Nonconscious Mimicry includes empirical, methodological and theoretical innovations, and provides guidance about future directions. This introduction highlights a number of emerging themes in this Special Issue, and places these themes in historical context.
#1Norah E. Dunbar (UCSB: University of California, Santa Barbara)H-Index: 16
#2Howard Giles (UCSB: University of California, Santa Barbara)H-Index: 59
Last.Ken Fujiwara (Osaka University of Economics)H-Index: 1
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In an attempt to enhance the likelihood that a lie is perceived as truthful, deceivers might strategically attempt to build rapport in an interaction. Deceivers can build this rapport by coordinating behaviors with their interaction partners, thereby creating interpersonal synchrony. The goal of this study was to empirically test whether deceptive message senders strategically synchronize their behaviors with those of their receivers when speaking with an ingroup member about ingroup affiliation...
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#1Korrina A. Duffy (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 1
#2Paige A. Green (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 6
Last.Tanya L. Chartrand (Duke University)H-Index: 34
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When it comes to health(-risk) behaviors, researchers are apt to consider how to change behaviors from a top-down approach (i.e., using the conscious, reflective, deliberate system) even though much of human behavior is determined by bottom-up processes (i.e., the nonconscious, reflexive, impulsive system). Given that researchers have proposed that interventions that target nonconscious processes underlying health(-risk) behaviors may prove to be more effective than interventions that target con...
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#1Tanja Lischetzke (University of Koblenz and Landau)H-Index: 16
#2Michael Cugialy (FU: Free University of Berlin)H-Index: 1
Last.Michael Niedeggen (FU: Free University of Berlin)H-Index: 19
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The aim of the present study was to test the classic but under-researched hypothesis that individual differences in automatic emotional mimicry are positively related to individual differences in emotional contagion. To tap automatic mimicry and automatic emotional contagion, participants were exposed to affective stimuli with either a positive or negative valence (faces with a happy expression, n = 73; faces with a sad expression, n = 73) while their attention was directed toward nonaffective f...
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#1Quinten S. Bernhold (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 3
#2Howard Giles (UCSB: University of California, Santa Barbara)H-Index: 59
Interlocutors make a variety of verbal and nonverbal adjustments to facilitate comprehension and enhance relational solidarity. This article examines research on vocal accommodation and mimicry as a specific subset of scholarship on nonverbal adjustments. We begin by introducing communication accommodation theory and discussing how accommodation is similar to and distinct from other related constructs (i.e., reciprocity, synchrony, and mimicry). Next, we discuss a variety of contexts in which re...
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