Relationship between vocalizations and head nods as listener responses.

@article{Dittmann1968RelationshipBV,
  title={Relationship between vocalizations and head nods as listener responses.},
  author={Allen T Dittmann and Lynn G Llewellyn},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1968},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={79-84}
}
An earlier study showed that listeners in conversations insert brief responses ("mm-hmm," "I see," and the like) almost exclusively at the ends of rhythmical units in the talker's speech (Dittmann & Llewellyn, 1967). In this study these vocal responses were compared with a visible one, the head nod, and it was found that the 2 occurred together more often than chance would predict. Content analysis showed that these co-occurrences usually serve an interpersonal function: the wish of the… CONTINUE READING

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