- Chad Danyluck, Univ. of Colorado
- Elizabeth Page-Gould, Univ. of Toronto
Strangers in same-sex, same ethnicity dyads had their autonomic activity recorded while getting to know each other or not during a cooperative or competitive task. Physiological covariation – shared physiology between partners – occurred across contexts but whether it occurred due to increased or decreased autonomic activity, and whether it predicted a desire to affiliate, differed by context.