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ERIC Number: ED346525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Nonverbal Portrayal of Interpersonal Roles.
York, Michael W.; And Others
A study (one of a series) sought to identify interpersonal events related to implicit communication. Implicit communication is defined as nonverbal behavior which serves to transmit "subintended" information. The study explored whether interpersonal roles which account for part of the process of nonverbal communication (and which were identified in previous studies) could be taught to naive subjects. Two student "models," one male and one female, were taught eight interpersonal roles consisting of nonverbal behaviors ranging from very dominant and very nice to very weak and very "nasty." Ten male and 10 female students from a small private university viewed both of the models' presentations of all eight interpersonal roles and rated them with the Interpersonal Check List and a version of the Semantic Differential. Results showed that not only can nonverbal displays be described, they can be taught so that naive students can portray the behaviors accurately. Furthermore, results generally were consistent across gender lines. (Three tables are included.) (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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