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Social attitudes modulate automatic imitation

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In naturalistic interpersonal settings, mimicry or "automatic imitation" generates liking, affiliation, cooperation and other positive social attitudes. The purpose of this study was to find out whether the relationship between social attitudes and mimicry is bidirectional: Do social attitudes have a direct and specific effect on mimicry? Participants were primed with pro-social, neutral or anti-social words in a scrambled sentence task. They were then tested for mimicry using a stimulus-resp...

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10.1016/j.jesp.2010.07.001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Volume:
46
Issue:
6
Pages:
905-910
Publication date:
2010-11-05
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EISSN:
1096-0465
ISSN:
0022-1031
URN:
uuid:2d0f40b8-7fb7-405a-a8ab-6f9537b60bba
Source identifiers:
300624
Local pid:
pubs:300624
Language:
English
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