Fun with mirrors

Posted by Dan on Sep 3rd, 2008
Sep 3

Some research on the social effects of mirrors:

People exhibit less prejudice when they’re in the presence of a mirror, Dutch researchers have shown. Carina Wiekens and Diederik Stapel said this effect occurs because mirrors make us more aware of our public appearance, and therefore remind us of the need to fall in line with social norms.

(There is no mirror in the video. It’s done with twins and plain glass.)