Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Ruuska, Alex & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: This poster discusses research on relative influences of personal psychological factors on conversational interpretation and behavior. The author aims to simulate real-world conversation in an experimental setting and measure the most likely types and levels of influences on individuals' interactive behaviors and perceptions, comparing various scores on well-established personality, mentality, and skill assessments to participants' simultaneous, computerized ratings, speculating about the influences and natures of their and their partner's behaviors. Because research supports Emotional Intelligence (EQ) as an indicator of social success, the author hypothesizes that it will emerge as the most influential factor affecting subjective and partner conversation satisfaction when prejudicial attitude or notable anxiety or mistrust influence are negligible. Because subjective experiences vary considerably, the author expects relative influence levels to follow, with the most important possible outcome of the experiment being the established measurability of which factors drive individuals to behave or perceive in certain ways.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College