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Mcginley 1975- Posture

Aim: To see the effect of postural echo when having a conversation

Method: A confederate approached people in a normal social setting and initiated conversation. During 1/2 the conversations they echoed the posture in teh other 1/2 they didnt. The pps were asked what they thought of the confederate

Results: When postural echo was used the pps liked the person more and thought they got on well. Where it was not used they didnt like them as much and thought the conversations had been awkward.

Conclusion: Postural echo gives a message of friendliness

Evaluation: +Field study has a high ecological validity because people act the same in everyday life

- Variables they couldnt control in the investigation 

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