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ERIC Number: EJ1175165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
They're Monstrous! Teaching Flashed Face Distortion to Improve Speaking Apprehension
Majocha, Kristen L.; Mullennix, John W.
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v11 n2 p39-42 2018
Researchers have long established that people who believe they are attractive have higher self-esteem (Aronson & Linder, 1965). Recent studies show that students with higher self-esteem have less speaking apprehension (Elfering & Grebner, 2012). Teachers in higher education can help students rethink their attractiveness in an attempt to help boost their self-esteem through an in-class activity that demonstrates Flashed Face Distortion Effect. This improved self-appraisal can reduce speaking apprehension in any class that includes a public presentation element. This interpretive qualitative research presents a novel single-class activity that can be useful in any course that includes a public presentation element. The objective of the activity is to lower student speaking apprehension when they publicly present.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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