Six tests of nonverbal communication skills were
investigated in an attempt to improve prediction of
success for psychologists and counselors. The subjects
were graduate students at two different
schools; the criterion variables were faculty members’
judgments of the students’ academic work, interpersonal
relations, personal characteristics, and
"predicted effectiveness" in the profession. Faculty
ratings were collected several months after students
were tested. One of the six nonverbal communication
tests predicted faculty ratings of several characteristics
at both schools. This test was uncorrelated with
the Graduate Record Examinations and only weakly
correlated with the Group Embedded Figures
Test, as were most of the other nonverbal communication
Livingston, Samuel A. (1981). Nonverbal communication tests as predictors of success in psychology and counseling. Applied Psychological Measurement, 5, 325-331. doi:10.1177/014662168100500305
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Nonverbal communication tests as predictors of success in psychology and counseling.
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