A Cross-Cultural Study of Synchrony and Trust

A Cross-Cultural Study of Synchrony and Trust is a research project attempting to uncover the potential relationship among synchronized and coordinated movements and trust depending on relational mobility. Through collaboration with researchers in Japan, this empirical study will collect data from participants of different nationalities.

This project will yield a better understanding of the differences and commonalities in mechanisms and factors that influence cooperation in different national groups which has a number of important implications in our increasingly globalizing society. By utilizing the results of this project, we could get an insight into not only improving cooperation in groups in general, but also improving cooperation in multi-national groups. Increased level of cooperation will help to solve or alleviate a lot of problems in organizations and people on multiple levels. It can help to boost productivity and cohesiveness within organizations. In schools and classrooms, increased trust and cooperation between students and teachers or even among students will yield great benefits to improving and increasing the efficiency of education. On family level, the higher levels of cooperation would help the families stay cohesive in societies that experience major breakdown in family units.