Computer-based interviewing system dealing with nonverbal behavior as well as keyboard responses.

TitleComputer-based interviewing system dealing with nonverbal behavior as well as keyboard responses.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1971
AuthorsSlack W
JournalScience
Volume171
Issue3966
Pagination84-7
Date Published1971 Jan 08
ISSN0036-8075
KeywordsComputers, Female, Heart Rate, Humans, Interview, Psychological, Male, Medical History Taking, Reaction Time, Surveys and Questionnaires
Abstract

A digital computer has been programmed to conduct a medical interview while simultaneously monitoring the heart rate and keyboard response latency of the respondent for each question frame. The program can branch to new frames contingent upon the heart rate and response latency values, as well as the keyboard responses, and thus alter the course of the interview on the basis of this nonverbal information. The program is presented as a technique for studying the use of nonverbal respondent behavior in automated, clinical interviews.

Alternate JournalScience
PubMed ID5538704
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