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ERIC Number: ED033412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 7
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Evaluation and Nonverbal Techniques.
Hinkle, John E.
Nonverbal behaviors as part of the communication process in interpersonal relationships has recently become of interest to therapists. Usual investigations of nonverbal behavior have involved observations and ratings of the subjects' behaviors in interview and conventional treatment situations. The author's interest is in: (1) teaching people increasing awareness of their own and others' nonverbal ways of communicating emotions to facilitate growth in living, and (2) evaluating the usefulness of these techniques as another potentially valuable approach in psychotherapy. Efforts made in exploring nonverbal techniques have been confined, in this report, to carefully selected individuals with whom follow-up procedures have been utilized. The participants were screened by experienced psychologists. An open-ended post experience questionnaire was used to find out about: (1) expectations of the experience, (2) likes and dislikes of the exercises, and (3) effects on behavior. A reaction report written by the subject afterwards was also used. Feedback was varied and biased. A development of standard approaches is the next step. Examples of techniques are included, among them being use of video tape and peer ratings. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Univ. Counseling Center.