Psychonomic Science

, Volume 7, Issue 10, pp 375–376 | Cite as

Eye contact, pupil dilation, and personal preference

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


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.


Dilate Pupil Pupil Size Visual Contact Experimental Partner Dilate Condition 
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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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