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Lack Social Confidence? All is Not Lost

July 16, 2020

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U-M Institute for Social Research faculty associate and associate professor of psychology Joshua Ackerman discusses social confidence and others’ perceptions of an individual’s level of confidence. Ackerman claims that social confidence significantly affects evaluations and relationship-related outcomes. He further explains a study that looked at 235 interactions between women with men who watched a tutorial on how to handle speed-dating chats, finding that the tutorial-trained men were deemed higher in confidence, dominance, and status by the women. Although they found that social confidence is trainable, there were lower levels of romantic desirability and trustworthiness when told that these men were tutorial-trained.

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