test Browse by Author Names Browse by Titles of Works Browse by Subjects of Works Browse by Issue Dates of Works
       

Advanced Search
Home   
 
Browse   
Communities
& Collections
  
Issue Date   
Author   
Title   
Subject   
 
Sign on to:   
Receive email
updates
  
My Account
authorized users
  
Edit Profile   
 
Help   
About T-Space   

T-Space at The University of Toronto Libraries >
UofT faculty publications >
UofT Faculty publications >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33126

Title: Thin slices of behavior
Authors: Ambady, Nalini
Rule, Nicholas O.
Keywords: thin slices
person perception
accuracy
consensus
nonverbal behavior
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Ambady, N., & Rule, N. O. (2007). Thin slices of behavior. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Ed’s.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (pp. 990-992). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Abstract: Thin slices of behavior is a term coined by Nalini Ambady and Robert Rosenthal in their study examining the accurate judgments of teacher effectiveness. They discovered that very brief (10-second and even 2-second) clips of dynamic silent video clips provided sufficient information for naive raters to evaluate a teacher's effectiveness in high correlation with students' final course ratings of their instructors. Distinctively, thin slices are thus defined as brief excerpts of expressive behavior, sampled from the behavioral stream, that contain dynamic information and are less than 5 minutes long. Thin slices can be sampled from any available channel of communication, including the face, the body, speech, the voice, transcripts, or combinations of all of these. Hence, static images (e.g., photographs) and larger chunks of dynamic behaviors would not qualify as thin slices. Thin slices retain much, if not most, of the information encoded via dynamic, fluid behavior while reducing or sometimes eliminating the information encoded within the ongoing verbal stream, the past history of targets, and the global, comprehensive context within which the behavior is taking place.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33126
ISBN: 9781412916707
9781412956253
Appears in Collections:UofT Faculty publications

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Ambady&Rule(2007).pdf21.18 kBAdobe PDF
View/Open

Items in T-Space are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

uoft