208 pp. per issue
8 1/2 x 11, illustrated
2014 Impact Factor: 4.085
1University of Illinois
2University of Massachusetts
3University of Alberta
4University of Calgary
Effective social interactions require the ability to evaluate other people's actions and intentions, sometimes only on the basis of such subtle factors as body language, and these evaluative judgments may lead to powerful impressions. However, little is known about the impact of affective body language on evaluative responses in social settings and the associated neural correlates. This study investigated the neural correlates of observing social interactions in a business setting, in which whole-body dynamic stimuli displayed approach and avoidance behaviors that were preceded or not by a handshake and were followed by participants' ratings of these behaviors. First, approach was associated with more positive evaluations than avoidance behaviors, and a handshake preceding social interaction enhanced the positive impact of approach and diminished the negative impact of avoidance behavior on the evaluation of social interaction. Second, increased sensitivity to approach than to avoidance behavior in the amygdala and STS was linked to a positive evaluation of approach behavior and a positive impact of handshake. Third, linked to the positive effect of handshake on social evaluation, nucleus accumbens showed greater activity for Handshake than for No-handshake conditions. These findings shed light on the neural correlates of observing and evaluating nonverbal social interactions and on the role of handshake as a way of formal greeting.. (2015) From personal fear to mass panic: The neurological basis of crowd perception. Human Brain Mapping 36:10.1002/hbm.v36..
Online publication date: 1-Jun-2015.
. (2015) Therapeutic Rapport: The Forgotten Intervention. Journal of Emergency Nursing 41252-254.
Online publication date: 1-May-2015.
. (2015) The embodied brain. Psychophysiology 52:10.1111/psyp.2015.52.issue-11-5.
Online publication date: 1-Jan-2015.
. (2014) The fist bump: A more hygienic alternative to the handshake. American Journal of Infection Control 42916-917.
Online publication date: 1-Aug-2014.
, . (2013) Older male mentors' perceptions of a Men's Shed intergenerational mentoring program. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 60:10.1111/aot.2013.60.issue-6416-426.
Online publication date: 1-Dec-2013.