Effects of nonverbal behavior on perceptions of power bases.

  title={Effects of nonverbal behavior on perceptions of power bases.},
  author={Herman Aguinis and Marianne Simonsen and Charles A Pierce},
  journal={The Journal of social psychology},
  volume={138 4},
Among a sample of U.S. students, the effects of 3 forms of nonverbal behavior (facial expression, visual behavior, and body posture) on perceptions of power bases (reward, coercive, legitimate, referent, expert, and credibility) were investigated. In contrast to previous investigations of nonverbal behavior and power, a precise construct definition and reliable and valid operational definitions of power were used, and specific perceptions of power bases were examined. A relaxed facial… CONTINUE READING

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