Effects of Active Listening, Reformulation, and Imitation on Mediator Success: Preliminary Results

Abstract : An experiment with 212 students (100 men, 112 women; M age = 18.3 years, SD = 0.9) was carried out to compare the effect of four techniques used by mediators on the number of agreements contracted by negotiators. Under experimental conditions, mediators were asked either to rephrase (reformulate) negotiators' words or to imitate them or to show active listening behavior, or finally, to use a free technique. More agreements were reached in the active listening condition than in both free and rephrase conditions. Furthermore, mediators in the active listening condition were perceived, by the negotiators, as more efficient than mediators using other techniques, although there was no significant difference observed between the active listening and imitation conditions.
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Jacques Fischer-Lokou, Lubomir Lamy, Nicolas Guéguen, Alexandre Dubarry. Effects of Active Listening, Reformulation, and Imitation on Mediator Success: Preliminary Results. Psychological Reports, Ammons Scientific, 2016, 118 (3), pp.994 - 1010. ⟨10.1177/0033294116646159⟩. ⟨hal-01764902⟩

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