Handshakes are so important to individuals in the business world that they devote entire classes on proper handshaking etiquette. This study offers a deeper look into how personality is demonstrated through handshaking. I choose this topic because I have always seen a positive correlation between someone’s personality and their handshake. I believe that you can learn a great deal about someone from how they shake your hand. This was not a true experiment in the sense of manipulating variables, but the results were important and should be followed up on. I learned from the introduction section that historically handshaking was mainly engaged in by men as a common greeting. Many legends claim that the handshake was used between …show more content…
Using the handshaking literature and Astroem’s studies as a foundation the authors selected nine personality dimensions to be assessed within the study. “The view that good handshakes communicate sociability, friendliness, and dominance, whereas poor handshakes communicate social introversion, shyness, and neuroticism led the authors to select the Big Five Factors of Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience as possible correlates of handshaking.” Also the authors included an assessment of shyness, emotional expressiveness, and positive/negative affect. The goals of this study were to assess handshaking consistency over time or situations unlike the previous studies, to determine any gender difference in handshaking, and to assess any relationship between personality traits and handshaking. There were 112 participants in the study, 48 were male and 64 were female. They were all college undergraduates receiving course credit for participating in the study. The raters were 4 advanced psychology undergraduates, 2
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Smiling can be used to replace words, it can indicate that a person is saying hello and can suggest that they are happy (Sundeen, 1998) which indicates that they were both comfortable and happy during the interview. It has been said that hand shaking is used as a formal greeting and would tend not to be used as a greeting between friends, this suggest that Andy and Jonathan had not met each other prior to the interview (Denesi, 2000)
Participants/Subjects of experiment one: Seventy-one male and female undergraduates. .A11 had taken psychological tests approximately 2 weeks earlier.
The sample for this study consisted of 222 participants who were second year psychology students from the University of Newcastle. All students were participating as part of a course requirement and all had given their consent to participating in the study.
102 students, 72 females, and 16 males and 14 who did not identify in upper division psychology classes from Missouri Southern State University participated in my experiment in return for extra credit. The age of the participants ranged from 19-74 years old with a mean of 25.53 (SD=9.06).
Just as much as touch deprivation symptoms vary throughout life stages, the frequency of touch varies among gender and also varies according to what is and is not socially acceptable across cultures. To explain a bit, research findings suggest that touch among male friends is less common than that among female friends primarily due to the fact that male to male touching is commonly perceived as sexual whereas such is not the case among women. According to Berger (2002) the exception to males touching males in public is among the Arabs, who are known to hold hands or embrace a member of the same sex in a public setting (p.23). Conversely in the United States and most other countries, men customarily shake hands
Participant included in this study were 24 university students (50% females), recruited from introductory psychology and health courses at Edith Cowan University. The age of the participants ranged from 18 to 45 years (M= 30.95; SD= 8.60). The students volunteered when asked by the experimenters during class lectures.
In the previous class, we were given the task to complete a ‘Speed Communication Meet & Greet’ where we had a certain amount of time to engage in a conversation with a classmate. Whether we knew the classmate or not, we still had to drive a conversation instead of just sitting next to someone in complete silence. Throughout the exercise, there was plenty of observations not only for myself and the conversations I was engaging in, but also watching the body language of other classmates around me during their conversations.
Any communication interaction involves two major components in terms of how people are perceived: verbal, or what words are spoken and nonverbal, the cues such as facial expressions, posture, verbal intonations, and other body gestures. Many people believe it is their words that convey the primary messages but it is really their nonverbal cues. The hypothesis for this research paper was: facial expressions directly impact how a person is perceived. A brief literature search confirmed this hypothesis.
In the business world the handshake is the accepted physical greeting which accompanies the introduction. With the entrance of women into the business world came kissing. This has caused confusion in male-female business etiquette, therefore, men and women should be treated equally by using the handshake. In order to shake hands properly the thumbs are up and the webs touch before wrapping the fingers around the other person’s hand. Although, in social etiquette the woman is to extend her hand first. In the business arena it is of no concern. Nametag placement is also important so that it becomes easy to read while shaking hands. The nametag is to be placed
It is more acceptable for women to touch than men in social or friendship settings, possibly because of the inherent dominance of the person touching over the person being touched.
Hand conditions can be interpreted in various ways. Sweaty palms are said to be blight on business world. A handshake that is soggy can mean great tension and nervousness, while sometimes dishonesty. To be at the peak of your game, always wash your hands with cool water before you intrude the business world and shake hands with other powerful businessmen.