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Frank Bernieri

Frank Bernieri

Frank Bernieri has research interests in social perception and judgment, nonverbal behavior and communication, face-to-face interactions, multi-channel communication, interpersonal synchrony, empathy, and research methodology. He was one of two Psychologists given the Young Investigator award by the National Science Foundation in 1992 for his research on the processes involved in face-to-face interactions. He has published over 40 scientific articles and chapters, and his research has been featured on the Discovery Channel and in such periodicals as the Oregonian, the Science Times, the Arab Times, the Java Post, the London Evening Standard, Redbook Magazine, Allure, Marie Claire, and Self.

Professor Bernieri is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships, and several other professional organizations. He reviews research grants for the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes for Mental Health, and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior and is a consulting editor for over a dozen scientific journals. His biography is listed in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.

Primary Interests:

  • Communication, Language
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition


Journal Articles:

  • Ambady, N., Bernieri, F. J., & Richeson, J. A. (2000). Towards a histology of social behavior: Judgmental accuracy from thin slices of the behavioral stream. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 32, 201-271.
  • Bernieri, F. J., Davis, J., Rosenthal, R., & Knee, C. (1994). Interactional synchrony and rapport: Measuring synchrony in displays devoid of sound and facial affect. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20, 303-311.
  • Bernieri, F. J., & Gillis, J. S. (1995). Personality correlates of accuracy in a social perception task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 81, 168-170.
  • Bernieri, F. J., & Gillis, J. S. (1995). The judgment of rapport: A cross-cultural comparison between Americans and Greeks. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 19, 115-130.
  • Bernieri, F. J., Gillis, J. S., Davis, J. M., & Grahe, J. E. (1996). Dyad rapport and the accuracy of its judgment across situations: A lens model analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 110-129.
  • Bernieri, F. J., Zuckerman, M., Koestner, R., & Rosenthal, R. (1994). Measuring person perception accuracy: Another look at self-other agreement. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20, 367-378.
  • Dabbs, J. M., Bernieri, F. J., Strong, R. K., Campo, R., & Milun, R. (2001). Going on stage: Testosterone in greetings and meetings. Journal of Research in Personality, 35, 27-40.
  • Gillis, J. S., Bernieri, F. J., & Wooten, E. (1995). The effects of stimulus medium and feedback on the judgment of rapport. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 63, 33-45.
  • Grahe, J. E., & Bernieri, F. J. (2002). Self-awareness of judgment policies of rapport. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1407-1418.

Frank Bernieri
School of Psychological Science
Oregon State University
2550 Southwest Jefferson Way
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-5303
United States

  • Phone: (541) 737-1373
  • Fax: (541) 737-3547

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