QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF CONTRIBUTIONS AS DETERMINANTS OF PERCEIVED ABILITY.
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK BUFFALO DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The importance of talkativeness or the relative frequency of contributing to task interaction was examined as a factor which determines person perception. Both the quality and frequency of comments made in a two-person interaction were controlled by using experimental confederates who performed prescribed roles. Quantity but not quality of task contributions was significantly related to the attribution of creativity, and influence over others. Author