Category Archives: Social interaction

The Connection Between Music and Sociability

New research uncovers links between enjoyment of music and social interaction. Taste in music varies considerably, but whatever people enjoy listening to, they often report an emotional response that has a touch of the physical to it. Maybe you feel … Continue reading

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Trust in the Workplace and Community: The Role of Social Interactions

Extending the literature on social capital development in the community, this article examines the impact of diverse social interactions on the development of social trust in the workplace and investigates whether their effects differ in individualistic and collectivistic cultures. Using … Continue reading

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The Role of Social Interaction in the Evolution of Learning

It is generally thought that cognition evolved to help us navigate complex environments. Social interactions make up one part of a complex environment, and some have argued that social settings are crucial to the evolution of cognition. This article uses … Continue reading

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Extended cognition and the space of social interaction

The extended mind thesis (EM) asserts that some cognitive processes are (partially) composed of actions consisting of the manipulation and exploitation of environmental structures. Might some processes at the root of social cognition have a similarly extended structure? In this … Continue reading

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Affective resonance and social interaction

Interactive social cognition theory and approaches of developmental psychology widely agree that central aspects of emotional and social experience arise in the unfolding of processes of embodied social interaction. Bi-directional dynamical couplings of bodily displays such as facial expressions, gestures, … Continue reading

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Joint Action: Neurocognitive Mechanisms Supporting Human Interaction

Humans are experts in cooperating with each other when trying to accomplish tasks they cannot achieve alone. Recent studies of joint action have shown that when performing tasks together people strongly rely on the neurocognitive mechanisms that they also use … Continue reading

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Wired to Be Social: The Ontogeny of Human Interaction

Newborns come into the world wired to socially interact. Is a propensity to socially oriented action already present before birth? Twin pregnancies provide a unique opportunity to investigate the social pre-wiring hypothesis. Although various types of inter-twins contact have been … Continue reading

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A binge-consuming culture: The effect of consumerism on social interactions in western societies

We live in a “binge-consuming” culture. Indeed, a certain compulsion to consume seems to characterize not only the way in which people relate to the object world of luxury goods but also the way we relate to other people, institutions … Continue reading

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The development of children’s social understanding within social interaction

Theories of children’s developing understanding of mind tend to emphasize either individualistic processes of theory formation, maturation, or introspection, or the process of enculturation. However, such theories must be able to account for the accumulating evidence of the role of … Continue reading

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Institutional Culture, Social Interaction and Learning

This paper is concerned with the development of a theoretical and methodological approach to the study of the cultures of institutions and the patterns of social interaction within them as they exert a formative effect on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ … Continue reading

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