University of Twente Student Theses

Login

What is the effect of dominance on the human smiling behaviour in a human-agent dyad?

Kol, J.C.M. (2018) What is the effect of dominance on the human smiling behaviour in a human-agent dyad?

[img] PDF
9MB
Abstract:Studying previous research revealed that it was important to incorporate the dominance trait into virtual agents, since it could benefit specific training and simulation programs in which dominant agents need to be used, e.g. job interview simulations. Research questions were established to find correlations between smiles and a dominant and submissive personality. Based on previous studies conducted by other researchers, it was hypothesized that interactions with a dominant agent should increase the frequency of the smiles of the participant. Moreover, it was hypothesized that interactions with a submissive agent should increase the amount of Duchenne smiles displayed by the participant. Through the analysis video recordings of the experiment sessions, facial electromyography data from the participants and post-hoc questionnaire data, it was found that these hypotheses could not be accepted. Though the participants experienced the two different agents as dominant and submissive respectively, the participant didn’t express themselves as hypothesized. There was no significant difference between the two participant groups and their smiling frequency. There was also no significant difference found between the number of Duchenne smiles displayed by the two groups. We can therefore conclude, that there is no significant effect of dominance on the number of smiles or the type of smile that is displayed.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Letink Design, Enter, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:05 communication studies, 54 computer science
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74539
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page