We copy each other's behaviour

When we send a text message or make a conversation we copy each other’s behaviour. Whoever receives an X, a kiss, will therefore return one more quickly. According to Prof. dr. Koen Ponnet “it is possible that something like that happens in the flow of the moment. This can be explained by the chameleon effect: in a conversation, two people copy each other’s behaviour to make the other more comfortable. If you receive an email with ‘hi’ instead of ‘dear sir’ it is likely that you will respond in the same way.”

10.10.2018 – We kopiëren elkaars gedrag, Het Laatste Nieuws, p. 6