Arousal seeking and the maintenance of mutual gaze in same and mixed sex dyads

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Thirty male and thirty female undergraduates were randomly paired in either same or mixed sex dyads and were asked to maintain silent mutual gaze for as long as possible over two or three trials. The results indicated that high arousal seekers were better able to do this than low arousal seekers, and that this difference was especially strong in same sex dyads.

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McAndrew, F.T., Warner, J.E. Arousal seeking and the maintenance of mutual gaze in same and mixed sex dyads. J Nonverbal Behav 10, 168–172 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00987613

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Keywords

  • Social Psychology
  • High Arousal
  • Female Undergraduate
  • Arousal Seeker