For many students, their desire to communicate with their instructors to fulfill their relational, functional, participatory, and sycophantic
motives is related to whether instructors engage in verbal and nonverbal immediacy (Gendrin & Rucker, 2007; Martin, Valencic, & Heisel, 2001), utilize verbal approach strategies (Mottet, Martin, & Myers, 2004), engage in self-disclosure (Cayanus, Martin, & Goodboy, 2009), and use humor (Dunleavy, 2006) who also avoid the use of verbally aggressive behaviors (Myers, Edwards, Wahl, & Martin, 2007) and instructional misbehaviors (Goodboy, Myers, & Bolkan, 2010), largely because instructors' use of these behaviors implicitly invites students to interact with them.
One is bound to die a dry death if one enforces a sycophantic
policy towards the U.
Almost without exception, the people with whom they are in close touch are, if not unanimously sycophantic
, almost wholly uncritical towards the justice him- or herself.
Unfortunately however, despite his own reluctance to overstate the significance of his work, the sycophantic
questioning and posturing about the form of his latest sanitary range by members of the international design press would indicate that certain sections of the so-called elitist design world are very, very confused; design and style have always shared a thin boundary, however, over-popularizing design into something merely visual cheapens a discipline that at its best derives beauty from a rigorous and intellectually robust series of processes and decisions.
In Washington, however, the word "ethanol" immediately calls to mind billions of dollars in wasteful government subsidies and sycophantic
paeans to imaginary family farmers.
After 74 years as a lifelong, faithful, practicing Roman Catholic, educated by nuns during my first 12 years of Catholic education, I never thought I'd seriously consider leaving the church, but I underestimated the arrogance and bigotry of this pope and his sycophantic
Because there are skinny little opposition runts who feel the need to express their sycophantic
views about Billy on Billy's television networks, before you know it a tiny private stupid remark made by one pipsqueak and overheard by another becomes news for a day.
Perhaps the allegedly sycophantic
interview with the late Pierre Trudeau was their last public encounter, the one before which Trudeau--enfeebled and vulnerable from the accidental death of his son--requested, "Peter, please go easy on me.
We also wanted to demonstrate how simple it is for real intimidation to come from powerful government officials--undeterred by such mundane matters as the truth--when they are motivated by sycophantic
desires to keep good relations with powerful supporters.
Lindley's introduction serves to counter the two most common objections to the genre: that the masque is, by definition, both frivolous and sycophantic
RealNetworks Inc summarized a hectic third quarter for the Seattle-based streaming media company with a brief a call to the largely sycophantic
financial community yesterday after the market closed.
This level-headed biography is informed by a healthy impatience with the sycophantic
testimonies that have turned Beckett into the official saint of the postwar era.