ERIC Number: EJ253607
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1981
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The Role of Nonverbal Behaviors as Distractors in Resistance to Persuasion in Interpersonal Contexts.
Stacks, Don W.; Burgoon, Judee K.
Central States Speech Journal, v32 n2 p61-73 Sum 1981
Results of an experiment manipulating violations of distancing expectations and physical attractiveness indicate that both may be sources of distraction. Offers modest support for the prediction that attractive individuals engaging in violations of expectations will serve as positive sources of distraction, leading to greater susceptibility to persuasion. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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