Kim Quinn and colleagues awarded £478k by the ESRC to test a theoretical model of behavioural synchrony

Posted on Wednesday 11th July 2012

Dr Kimberly Quinn from the School of Psychology, in collaboration with Prof. John Cacioppo from the University of Chicago, has been awarded £478,137 from the Economic and Social Research Council for a research project to test a theoretical model of behavioural synchrony. The goal of the three-year project is to examine mechanisms that explain why being ‘in sync’ with others boosts interpersonal rapport, connectedness, trust and cooperation. The project will support a full-time Research Fellow (Dr Juliane Honisch) and a PhD studentship.