any behavior engaged in while attentively listening. For example, exhibiting an open, interested posture, maintaining eye contact, and using an interested expression. Proper attending behaviors, along with active listening skills, are considered cornerstones of a therapist
ATTENDING BEHAVIOR: "The therapist was showing attending behavior when he or she nodded as the client spoke."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ATTENDING BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/attending-behavior/ (accessed March 20, 2023).