Bodie Listening Lab
Understanding how people attend to others is both fascinating and stands to improve lives. The Listening Lab employs a range of social scientific research methods including surveys and experiments, and our focus tends to be on observable behaviors - that is, what listeners do when they are called on to attend to others.
Interested in studying listening ? Fill out an collaboration form here.
Our research is particularly interested in how listening helps connect (or distance) people across the globe. This includes
1. how listening is a vital part of close relationships, which you can read more about here;
2. how we can better train people to be motivated to actively attend to one another. I am involved with the Global Listening Centre and invite you to visit their website.
You can find a list of publications with links to pdf documents here.
You can find links to research scales here.
Currently, we have several projects underway, including a large-scale study of how people listen to others who are experiencing some sort of personal problem. My collaborator on this research is Dr. Susanne Jones.
In addition, I just finished editing The Sourcebook of Listening Research: Methodology and Measures with Debra Worthington of Auburn University. The book was published in October 2017 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. More information about this book can be found here.
Approach to Research
If you want to know a bit more about my approach to research, feel free to read here.