Nonverbal behaviors have historically been regarded as more important in communication than verbal behaviors. This talk will argue how and why verbal behaviors, rather than nonverbal behaviors, are most critical in today's digital society.
Vivian P. Ta is a PhD student at the University of Texas at Arlington where she conducts research in social and personality psychology. Specifically, her research focuses on examining the role of latent semantic similarity in a variety of interactions, including romantic relationships, friends, strangers, face-to-face interactions, and computer-mediated interactions. She is a fellow of the National Science Foundation’s LSAMP BD program, president of UT Arlington’s Graduate Student Senate, and a former intern at Match.com.
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