Judith Hall


PhD, Harvard University, Department of Psychology and Social Relations (Social Psychology), 1976
BA, Radcliffe College (History), 1967

Areas of Expertise

Social Psychology, Nonverbal Communication

Research Interests

I am a social psychologist with strong interests in group and individual differences. Most of my research concerns nonverbal communication, studied within the following broad topic areas: measurement of accurate interpersonal perception, including accuracy of decoding states and traits as well as recall of appearance and behavior, and exploration of the correlates of such accuracy; gender differences in nonverbal communication, including both accuracy, expression skill and specific behaviors; the relation of the broad dominance construct (including status, power, etc.) to nonverbal skill and nonverbal communication; and the verbal and nonverbal behavior of physicians and patients in medical visits, with focus on gender differences and correlates of patient outcomes such as satisfaction and adherence to medical regimens.

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Department of Psychology
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Psychology professor Judith Hall talks about her research

Judith Hall University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about her research at Northeastern University.

Psychology professor heads to Israel and Palestine

Psychology professor Judith Hall is traveling to Israel and Palestine this summer as a trip designed to develop an understanding of the complexities of Israel.