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Then A Miracle OccursFocusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research$
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Christopher R. Agnew, Donal E. Carlston, William G. Graziano, and Janice R. Kelly

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195377798

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.001.0001

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Nonverbal Behavior in Social Psychology Research: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Nonverbal Behavior in Social Psychology Research: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Then A Miracle Occurs

Judith A. Hall

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As the author states at the outset of this chapter, the study of nonverbal communication is noncontroversially the study of social behavior, as nonverbal communication usually involves the expression and interpretation of nonverbal behaviors and subsequent responses to those behaviors. The study of nonverbal communication generally follows one of two main research traditions. The first tradition involves the description of nonverbal behavior, with the research goal of attempting to understand the antecedents, consequences, and sometimes the correlates of that behavior. The second research tradition involves the study of nonverbal communication skills in expression (encoding) and judgment (decoding), with the research goals of being able to differentiate skill levels, and to understand other person and situation correlates of skill level. The author also explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of nonverbal communication research, in an attempt to demonstrate the possibilities and utilities of a focus on actual social behavior.

Keywords:   behavior, nonverbal behavior, nonverbal communication, social behavior, social psychology

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