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Keep checking your smartphone without knowing why? You may be unconsciously copying those around you, according to Italian research into the ‘chameleon effect’

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Pass notesKeep checking your smartphone without knowing why? You may be unconsciously copying those around you, according to Italian research into the chameleon effect
Name: The Chameleon Effect.
Age: About 22 years old. It was discovered and named by the sociologist John A Bargh and the social psychologist Tanya L Chartrand, who published a paper about it in 1999.
Fascinating. And what is it, exactly? The unconscious tendency to mimic others behaviour.
I thought chameleons were those lizards best…

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