My current research investigates the nonverbal correlates of status and attraction. In the past, I have explored the effect of intrusive interruption in conversation, in addition to the nonverbal reactions of targets of interruption. I am currently investigating whether people alter their voices as a function of their conversational partners. Specifically, my colleagues and I are attempting to determine if romantic attraction causes us to alter our voices in ways that increase our mate value to others. In addition, I am interested in the functions of gossip and how gossipers are perceived by others.
- Close Relationships
- Evolution and Genetics
- Gender Psychology
- Group Processes
- Nonverbal Behavior
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- Farley, S. D. (2011). Is gossip power? The inverse relationships between gossip, power, and likability. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41(5), 574-579.
- Farley, S. D. (2008). Attaining status at the expense of likability: Pilfering power through conversational interruption. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 32, 241-260.
- Farley, S. D., Ashcraft, A. M., Stasson, M. F., & Nusbaum, R. L. (2010). Nonverbal reactions to conversational interruption: A test of complementarity theory and the status/gender parallel. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 34(4), 193-206.
- Farley, S. D., Chia, R. C., & Allred, L. J. (1998). Stereotypes about attractiveness: When beautiful is not better. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 13, 479-492.
- Farley, S. D., Hughes, S., & Lafayette, J. N. (under review). Vocal changes as a function of conversational partner.
- Farley, S. D., & Stasson, M. F. (2003). Relative influences of affect and cognition on behavior: Are feelings or beliefs more related to blood donation intentions? Experimental Psychology, 50, 55-62.
- Farley, S. D., Timme, D. R., & Hart, J. (2010). On coffee talk and break-room chatter: Perceptions of women who gossip in the workplace. Journal of Social Psychology, 150(4), 361-368.
- Hughes, S., Farley, S. D., & Rhodes, B. C. (2010). Vocal and physiological changes in response to the physical attractiveness of conversational partners. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 34, 155-167.
- Group Dynamics
- Human Sexuality
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Introductory Psychology
- Quantitative Methods
- Research Methods
- Social Psychology
Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences
University of Baltimore
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Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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