College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in the media between Feb.9 and Feb. 12, 2015
Even during a brief conversation, strangers reveal their attraction for one another in their own special way, according to researchers at the University of Kansas.
"Researchers have long known that many verbal and nonverbal behaviors are linked to underlying attraction, but this is the first study to show that different ways of communicating attraction reveal a person's flirting style," says Jeffrey Hall, associate professor of communication studies.
After a number of experiments and research, Hall and his team coded 36 flirting behaviors, both verbal and non-verbal.
"We're really bad at detecting if people are flirting with us," Hall said. "We're great at knowing when they're not interested. But the reason we're bad at seeing when they are interested is people show it in such a variety of ways."
Additional media coverage includes:
- KU students to debut original plays this weekend - LJWorld
- KU theater professor on what 'A Raisin in the Sun' can still teach us - Kansas City Star
- KU alumna to talk about her work with 'Sesame Street' - Topeka Capital Journal
- KU alumna to share lessons learned from work on 'Sesame Street' - Lawrence.com
- Indian music concert to benefit Buddhist monastery in Nepal - LJWorld
- Winter blues topic of presentation at Heartland Cancer Center - Great Bend Tribune
- Flirting Behaviors Explained - Psych Central
- Flirting study reveals the clues of attraction - The Northern Star
- Silent film festival to show movie once banned in Kansas - Topeka Capital Journal
- United Way: Student volunteers to help others get health care – LJWorld
- Active on Campus: Minority student activist Omar Rana fights for rights of others – University Daily Kansan
- KU senior Leigh Loving finds fulfillment, opportunities through Jayhawk Health Initiative – University Daily Kansan