ERIC Number: ED076911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
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Visual Behavior in a Nonfocused Dyadic Interaction as a Function of Sex and Distance.
Coutts, Larry M.; Schneider, Frank W.
The visual interaction of two strangers in a nonfocused situation (waiting room) was investigated. Amount of visual interaction decreased across time and with the increasing proximity of the interactants. Neither the sex composition of the dyad nor the sex of the looker was a significant source of variance. However, females received more glances than males. In addition, when interaction distance was close, the gaze direction of subjects within opposite-sex dyads was positively related, while for same-sex dyads it was negatively related. Attention was drawn to the differences in the patterns of visual behavior which occur in focused and nonfocused interactions. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association convention (Chicago, Illinois, May 10-12, 1973)