Shyness linked to reduced behavioral mimicry during conversation via heightened self-focused attention

Shyness linked to reduced behavioral mimicry during conversation via heightened self-focused attention

New research provides evidence that shyness is associated with reduced behavioral mimicry through increased self-focused attention during new social interactions. The findings have been published in the Journal of Research in Personality. “Behavioral mimicry – the automatic copying of another’s actions – is thought to be adaptive as it signals social interest, increases interpersonal liking, …

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