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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Trust: Post #7--Truth Telling

The Truth Telling Trust Experiment: Researchers set out to find baseline gestures that signaled trust. Subjects played a “trust” game with other people and a sophisticated robot. Analyzing the videos, researchers discovered four (4) cues that, when in a constellation (together), determined if someone was untrustworthy: 1) Crossed Arms; 2) Leaning Away; 3) Face Touching; and 4) Hand Touching. Crossed arms and leaning away means “I don’t like you.” Face and hand touching means “I’m thinking about how to screw you over!” When people saw clusters of these nonverbals in their partners, they tended to predict distrust well.

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