Exline et Al 1967

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  • Created on: 19-04-14 20:35

Aim: To assess the effects of different amount of eye contact on people's judgement of others.

Method: Confederates interviewed the participants one at a time. During the interview they were asked to make eye contact either 15% or 80% of the time. The participants were then asked to describe their interviewer using a checklist of words. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcREqvi0WNXZgjfeT4rFfZl-bIUESSgQtI4hpdfcjFvuOili0ytVMAhttp://walkercorporatelaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/checklist-4.gif

Results:

  • Confederates who made eye contact only 15% of the time were described as cold, defensive, immature and submissive.

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