reciprocal mutual influence

Am primit azi poza cu Nati stand in picioare si parca mi-a venit inima la loc. Some insights, too: 🙂

One pattern of interaction between partners is called mutual influence. Mutual influence usually refers to the similarity (or reciprocity) and complementarity (or compensation) in aggregate behaviors exhibited by partners, (p. 2)

Cappella and Flagg observe:

In adult interactions, reciprocal mutual influence has been observed among various speech behaviors including accents, speech rate, pauses, latency to respond, vocal intensity, fundamental voice frequency, and turn durations. A range of kinesic behaviors exhibit mutual influence as well including postural and gestural behaviors, illustrators, movement synchrony, gaze, head nods and facial affect, facial displays of emotion, smiles and laughter, and more generalized hostile affect. The evidence certainly supports the existence of mutual influence for a variety of behaviors (see Cappella, 1981,1985,1991 for summaries). (1992, p. 3)


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