9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

Nonverbal Responses to Social Inclusion and Exclusion

Emiel Krahmer, Juliette Schaafsma, Marc Swerts, Ad Vingerhoets

Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Applying an elaborate and novel experimental paradigm we collected non-verbal responses to social inclusion and exclusion. A judgement experiment revealed that it was possible to determine whether a person was included or excluded, based solely on non-verbal, behavioral cues, especially if the person was male. A detailed coding using the ECSI scale suggests that included speakers displayed more cues associated with Affiliation and Relaxation, whereas excluded speakers gave more evidence of Flight and Displacement.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Krahmer, Emiel / Schaafsma, Juliette / Swerts, Marc / Vingerhoets, Ad (2008): "Nonverbal responses to social inclusion and exclusion", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 809-812.