Psychonomic Science

, Volume 7, Issue 10, pp 375–376

Eye contact, pupil dilation, and personal preference

  • John W. Stass
  • Frank N. WillisJr.
Human Learning and Thinking Social Processes

DOI: 10.3758/BF03331131

Cite this article as:
Stass, J.W. & Willis, F.N. Psychon Sci (1967) 7: 375. doi:10.3758/BF03331131


Subjects were asked to choose partners for experiments. The available partners differed in eye-contact or in pupil dilation. Subjects of both sexes were more likely to choose partners with eye-contact during an introduction. Males were more likely to choose female available partners with dilated pupils. Similarly females chose male partners with dilated pupils.

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© Psychonomic Press 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • John W. Stass
    • 1
  • Frank N. WillisJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MissouriKansas CityUSA

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