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Interpersonal synchrony feels good but impedes self-regulation of affect

The social benefits of interpersonal synchrony are widely recognized. Yet, little is known about its impact on the self. According to enactive cognitive science, the human self for its stability and regulation needs to balance social attunement with disengagement from … Continue reading

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Sync or sink? Interpersonal synchrony impacts self-esteem

Synchronized behavior has significant social influence both in terms of everyday activities (e.g., walking and talking) as well as via more historical contexts (e.g., cultural rituals). Grounded in the science of coordination dynamics, previous research has revealed that interpersonal synchrony … Continue reading

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How interpersonal synchrony facilitates early prosocial behavior

When infants and children affiliate with others, certain cues may direct their social efforts to “better” social partners. Interpersonal synchrony, or when two or more people move together in time, can be one such cue. In adults, experiencing interpersonal synchrony … Continue reading

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Prosocial Consequences of Interpersonal Synchrony

The capacity to establish interpersonal synchrony is fundamental to human beings because it constitutes the basis for social connection and understanding. Interpersonal synchrony refers to instances when the movements or sensations of two or more people overlapin time and form. … Continue reading

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