otherwise known as mirroring, in psychological experiments, one participant is asked to complete an exercise whilst a confederate (fake participant) is asked to copy them or mirror their actions in order to gauge the reaction.

MIRROR TECHNIQUE: "Using the mirror technique in an experimental environment requires a confederate who will copy an individuals motions to gauge their reaction."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MIRROR TECHNIQUE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mirror-technique/ (accessed June 25, 2021).