Miles Patterson, Professor, Psychology, UM St. Louis
As you walk down the street and are about to pass a fellow pedestrian, what is your first reaction? Do you completely ignore the pedestrian, or do you glance over and offer a smile or a “hello?” Miles Patterson, a University of Missouri-St. Louis professor of psychology, has spent much of his life studying scenarios like this one while researching how nonverbal communication works.
I couldn’t do this study on my own. The UMRB grant allowed me to enlist a graduate student research assistant.