Title

Language Patterns Associated with Leadership and Influence

Date

5-29-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. David Foster

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

We explored language usage associated with influence within a group. Participants in eighty, three-person groups rank ordered various items in terms of their importance for survival in the wilderness; both individually and as a group. Influence was assessed by determining how closely group members brought the collective group decision to their own. The results showed that influence was positively correlated with longer sentences and negatively correlated with positive emotions, and agreement. These results suggest that to be maximally influential in group settings, people should be articulate, but less emotional and agreeable towards the ideas and opinions of other group members.

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May 29th, 9:00 AM May 29th, 11:00 AM

Language Patterns Associated with Leadership and Influence

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

We explored language usage associated with influence within a group. Participants in eighty, three-person groups rank ordered various items in terms of their importance for survival in the wilderness; both individually and as a group. Influence was assessed by determining how closely group members brought the collective group decision to their own. The results showed that influence was positively correlated with longer sentences and negatively correlated with positive emotions, and agreement. These results suggest that to be maximally influential in group settings, people should be articulate, but less emotional and agreeable towards the ideas and opinions of other group members.