Verbal Persuasion and Body Language

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EXPERIMENT NO. 9
Verbal Appeal and Body Language

OBJECTIVE To show that verbal expression and gestures influence social impression

RELATED LITERATURE According to an article by Long (2011), deceiving another person with your nonverbal messages is a form of contradiction. For example, you may be bored on a date or in class, but you do not want to communicate this feeling. So you pretend - you simulate interest, by keeping eye contact, nodding and sometimes smiling, all of which are not truthful messages about your feelings. Impression management is creating and controlling the way other people perceive you. You arrange your hair in a certain way, you walk in a different manner, you speak in a certain pitch or tonne of voice or even
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My bag got snatched and I don’t have any money left.”

RESULTS
SET I- MALE (Tutuban Mall) GENDER | NO. OF RESPONDENTS WHO GAVE MONEY | NO. OF RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT GIVE MONEY | TOTAL NO. OF PARTICIPANTS | MALE | 0 | 12 | 12 | FEMALE | 5 | 5 | 10 | TOTAL NO. OF PARTICIPANTS | 5 | 17 | 22 | AMOUNT OF MONEY | Php 9.00 |

SET I- FEMALE (Footbridge) GENDER | NO. OF RESPONDENTS WHO GAVE MONEY | NO. OF RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT GIVE MONEY | TOTAL NO. OF PARTICIPANTS | MALE | 5 | 2 | 7 | FEMALE | 2 | 6 | 8 | TOTAL NO. OF PARTICIPANTS | 7 | 8 | 15 | AMOUNT OF MONEY | Php 15.00 |

SET II- MALE (Footbridge) GENDER | NO. OF RESPONDENTS WHO GAVE MONEY | NO. OF RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT GIVE MONEY | TOTAL NO. OF PARTICIPANTS | MALE | 8 | 2 | 10 | FEMALE | 2 | 8 | 10 | TOTAL NO. OF PARTICIPANTS | 10 | 10 | 20 | AMOUNT OF MONEY | Php 52.00 |

SET II- FEMALE (Mall in Divisoria) GENDER | NO. OF RESPONDENTS WHO GAVE MONEY | NO. OF RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT GIVE MONEY | TOTAL NO. OF PARTICIPANTS | MALE | 0 | 0 | 0 | FEMALE | 1 | 2 | 3 | TOTAL NO. OF PARTICIPANTS | 1 | 2 | 3 | AMOUNT OF MONEY | Php 8.00 |

DISCUSSION According to the study cited by Carpenter (2009), body language accounts for 55% of a first impression. So the way the subjects interacted with the participants has an influence on whether they were given a peso or not.

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