Talkativeness and verbal aptitude: Perception and reality

R. Barry Ruback, James M. Dabbs

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Little attention has been given to the implicit theories linking or the actual relationship between talkativeness and aptitude. In this study, we hypothesized a positive relationship between verbal aptitude and amount of talking. A correlational analysis was conducted using subjects’ scores on the verbal section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test and how much they talked while getting acquainted or solving a group problem. Verbal aptitude proved to be unrelated to overall amount of talking but was positively related to pausing between the vocalizations within each speaker’s turn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-426
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the Psychonomic Society
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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