Tanya Chartrand on Social Mimicry
Posted by The Situationist Staff on June 13, 2011
From The Human Spark:
Obvious mimicry can be maddening – as the “Stop copying me!” refrain screamed by generations of siblings can attest. But in this Web-Exclusive Video, Alan Alda learns that subtle mimicry in social situations can actually lead to positive emotions and behaviors. Duke University psychologist Tanya Chartrand enlists Alan as a participant in her research.
Watch this clip to learn about social mimicry – and why you can’t expect an actor not to always have the best interests of the camera in mind!
Related Situationist posts:
- The Embodied Situation of Power
- “The Situational Power of Appearance and Posture,”
- “The Situation of Imitation and Mimickry,”
- “The Situation of Trust,”
- “The Situation of Body Image,”
- “The (Unconscious) Situation of our Consciousness – Part I,” and
- “The Magnetism of Beautiful People,”
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