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