publication . Article . 2005

Impact of opponents' clothing and body language on impression formation and outcome expectations.

Greenlees, I.; Buscombe, R.; Richard Charles Thelwell; Holder, T.; Rimmer, M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, volume 27, pages 39-52 (issn: 0895-2779, eissn: 1543-2904, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
Abstract
<jats:p>The aim of this study was to examine the impact of a tennis player’s body language and clothing (general vs. sport-specific) on the impressions observers form of them. Forty male tennis players viewed videos of a target tennis player warming up. Each participant viewed the target player displaying one of four combinations of body language and clothing (positive body language/tennis-specific clothing; positive body language/general sportswear; negative body language/tennis-specific clothing; negative body language/general sportswear). After viewing the target player, participants rated their impressions of the model’s episodic states and dispositions and ...
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Medical Subject Headings: human activitiesparasitic diseases
free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Body language, Clothing, business.industry, business, Nonverbal communication, Psychology, Sport psychology, Interpersonal perception, Warming up, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social psychology, Impression formation
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