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Judith Hall

Judith Hall

I am a social psychologist with strong interests in group and individual differences. Most of my research concerns nonverbal communication, studied within the following broad topic areas: measurement of interpersonal sensitivity, including accuracy of decoding states and traits as well as recall of appearance and behavior, and exploration of the correlates of interpersonal sensitivity; gender differences in nonverbal communication, including both sensitivity, expression skill and specific behaviors; the relation of the broad dominance construct (including status, power, etc.) to nonverbal skill and nonverbal communication; and the verbal and nonverbal behavior of physicians and patients in medical visits, with focus on gender differences and correlates of patient outcomes such as satisfaction and adherence to medical regimens.

Primary Interests:

  • Communication, Language
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences

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Other Publications:

  • Hall, J. A., & Roter, D. L. (2011). Physician-patient communication. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Hall, J. A. (2010). Nonverbal behavior in social psychology research: The good, the bad, and the ugly. In C. R. Agnew, D. E. Carlston, W. G. Graziano, & J. R. Kelly (Eds.), Then a miracle occurs: Focusing on behavior in social psychological theory and research (pp. 412-437). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Brody, L. R., & Hall, J. A. (2008). Gender and emotion in context. In M. Lewis & J. Haviland (Eds.), Handbook of emotions, 3rd ed. (pp. 395-408). New York: Guilford.
  • Hall, J. A. (2006). How big are nonverbal sex differences? The case of smiling and sensitivity to nonverbal cues. In K. Dindia & D. J. Canary (Eds.), Sex differences and similarities in communication, 2nd ed. (pp. 59-81). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Courses Taught:

  • Meta-Analysis
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology

Judith Hall
Department of Psychology
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States

  • Phone: (617) 373-3790
  • Fax: (617) 373-8714

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