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Naturalistic observations of smiling and laughter in human group interactions

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Although smiling and laughter have received considerable attention from researchers, little is known about the way they are displayed in naturally occurring group interactions. This aspect could be crucial if we want to understand the function of affiliative behaviours in social relationships. Naturalistic observations were conducted in areas where people could be watched interacting in small groups. Focal sampling of men and women allowed the recording of smiling and laughter frequencies, as...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
"University of Liverpool", "University of Geneva"
Department:
Department of Psychology & Swiss Centre for Affective Sciences
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Institution:
"University of Liverpool", "University of Oxford"
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology,Institute of
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Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
Journal:
Behaviour Journal website
Volume:
145
Issue:
12
Pages:
1747-1780
Publication date:
2008-01-01
EISSN:
1568-539X
ISSN:
0005-7959
Language:
English
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2010-01-06

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