Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Human Mimicry

"A form of social learning in which people, without conscious awareness or intent, automatically copy other people's physical movements (behaviors such as postures, gestures, and mannerisms), facial expressions, speech patterns, and emotions during interpersonal interactions." -American Psychological Association definition of human mimicry.

There are 4 different types of unconscious human mimicry: verbal, facial, emotional, and behavioral. A form of facial mimicry could be when two people are having a conversation and are unaware of how they are sharing the same facial expressions are holding. The behavioral word could be that the two are rubbing their face rubbing movement, or touching their hair. An example of verbal could be that they begin adapting how each one speaks. One person may speak softly and slowly while the other speaks fast and loudly. Emotional mimicry is feeling another person's emotions. Maybe you wake up in a good mood, come across in individual who lost a loved one, then poof, and feel upset.


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