Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Clemm Kessler III
The number of studies in the area of nonverbal communication has increased rapidly during the last ten years. Researchers have investigated various codes people use to communication (nonverbally: body movement, vocal characteristics, touch, eye contact, and gestures). The influence of nonverbal communication on human interaction has led one researcher to conclude that no more than 35 percent of the social meaning of a message is carried in the verbal portion of a message, while 65 percent of a message's meaning is transmitted nonverbally (Harrison, 1965).
Barclay, Deborah J., "The effects of race and potential for conflict on eye behavior in females" (1974). Student Work. 204.