McFarland said much of the literature on social bonding points to characteristics — traits, status, attributes, motivation, experiences — as reasons why people connect. But, he said, those explanations ignore or downplay the role of communication. There is a great deal of uncertainty, the paper notes, about the meaning of signals we send to other people, and how that plays into forging interpersonal connections. Is it all things that are psychological or in my head or is there actually something in how we hit it off? Their analysis of nearly 1, dates found that words, indeed, do matter. How the words are delivered, when and for how long make a difference to how people feel toward each other, and in this case, whether the men and women sensed that they "clicked" during their encounter.
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Stanford professors receive top honor from sociology journal for speed dating paper | The Dish
McFarland and Jurafsky said they were pleased to receive the honor, and noted that the paper is a good example of interdisciplinary research at Stanford. McFarland said the paper presented many challenges, including coming up with a good and efficient way to analyze the data: hours and hours of recordings. He said as they did the research they published a series of computational linguistics papers. He noted that the collaboration with Jurafsky, in many ways, led to the founding of computational social science at Stanford. He died in Have a news item you think would be interesting to our readers? Write to Kate Chesley and include "Dish" in the subject line.
Research on speed dating examines what makes couples 'click' in four minutes
Not to worry, Uncle Sam has done the leg work for lonely Americans, using their own tax dollars. In his latest waste report, Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, reveals how the National Science Foundation NSF helped fund a Stanford University study that saw researchers examining speed dates to determine how to have the perfect date and make the best connection with someone new.
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