Eye Gaze Case Study

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Introduction The focus of this paper is to examine human perceptions about nonverbal communication: gaze or eye behavior and credibility, attraction, hiring. In a job interview, not only is it important in how one answers the questions, but also how much nonverbal communication (eye contact) also matters. The way in which a person greets the interviewer and makes eye contact is an important social interaction, and is considered a first impression. When using nonverbal behavior to form an impression, questions can be raised such as how the interviewee’s nonverbal behavior is linked to credibility, and to the interviewer’s decision to hire? How first impression can affect different outcomes of how the interviewee is evaluated? In the case of one study applicant nonverbal cues such as gaze for hiring and interpersonal evaluations were viewed as being ambiguous in meaning, and some having identifiable meanings. Another study found competing perspectives linking gaze with social behavior such as signaling interpersonal attitudes and emotions, and initiating greetings, and other behaviors of eye contact that perceive to convey relational messages of liking, attraction, intimacy, dominance, composure and interest. Because humans use their eyes to convey their emotions and feelings,…show more content…
A study perceives that males respond negatively to messages from other males as some dominant messages may not be universally liked. High reward condition differed between males and females: high eye gaze, expressing dominance by males and submissiveness behavior by females. Gaze aversion carried more negative relational meanings that produced less communicator credibility, attraction, and persuasion than normal or high amounts of

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