Naturalistic Observation

Topics: Man, Talk radio, Sitting Pages: 3 (874 words) Published: March 15, 2015
Renyangliu Tang
Dr. Feren
Naturalistic observation
My observation locations are Starbucks and restaurant. I chose them as my observation location because those are the places where people normally talk, study, socialize and interact in a casual manner. Woman & Woman

The first pair I observed is woman and woman. It was in the Starbucks, two Korean women around 19 years old are standing on the line to buy coffee. Neither of them were talking on the cell phone and the one in the front (woman A) turned around to face the other one (woman B). Women A were arm crossed in a relax manner, woman B held her keys with her right hand and her wallet on the other hand. I guess woman A were talking about something really funny because they were both laughing after she said something. Between the moments where right after woman A finished her talking and before they started laughing, woman A always lightly and quickly touched woman B’s arm. They were standing very close to each other and after they bought the coffee, they sat at one table. They faced to each other and both of them held their coffee and slightly leaned forward to each other while they were talking. They both looked confident and enjoyed about the discussion and did listen to each other with concentration and attention. No matter they were standing up or sitting down, their body posture were random, relax and totally open to each other. They looked at each other in a direct gaze almost all the time, I think the only time they did not looked at each other directly was when they were trying to recall something while they were talking. Although I didn’t know what they were talking, based on their nonverbal movements, I think self- disclosure exists in their discussion; for example, when woman B were talking something that she weren’t so happy about, she would first use her right hand to touch her breast and then reach out the hand. Man & Man

I observed this pair in a Chinese restaurant....
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