Gaze as a function of conversation and degree of love
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

The possibility that Rubin's findings of greater mutual gazing between strong than weak lovers and between strangers could be attributed to the occurrence of more conversation in strong love conditions was tested. Ss were selected from an undergraduate population. Ten strong love couples, determined through the use of Rubin's love scale, were compared to 10 pairs of unacquainted Ss for the amount of mutual eye contact, as well as conversation time and time spent in pure gazing without conversation. It was found that lovers did converse more with each other than with strangers. However, they also spent more time in pure gazing during periods of silence, lending credence to Rubin's results. The methodological implications of using videotape for eye contact studies were also discussed.

Author(s): 
Goldstein, M. A.
Kilroy, M. C.
Van de Voort, D.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Psychology
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Psychol
Publication Date: 
1976-03
Publication Year: 
1976
Pages: 
227-234
Volume: 
92
Issue: 
2d Half
ISSN: 
0022-3980
DOI: 
10.1080/00223980.1976.9921360
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 1271300

Turabian/Chicago Citation

M. A. Goldstein, M. C. Kilroy and D. Van de Voort. 1976-03. "Gaze as a function of conversation and degree of love." The Journal of Psychology 92: 2d Half: 227-234. 10.1080/00223980.1976.9921360.

Wikipedia Citation

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