1. Communication and Nonverbal Behavior.
Myths about Nonverbal Communication.
Nonverbal versus Verbal Messages
Intentionality and Nonverbal Communication.
Culture and Nonverbal Communication.
Functions of Nonverbal Messages.
Categories of Nonverbal Messages.
2. Physical Appearance.
Personal Body Concept.
Nonverbal Messages of Body Shape and Size.
Appearance and Dress.
Artifacts and Accessories.
3. Gesture and Movement.
A Theoretical Look at Gesture and Movement.
Types of Gesture and Movement.
Movement and Communicator Style.
General Communicator Styles.
Effects of Body Movements and Gestures.
4. Facial Behavior.
Importance of Facial Expressions.
Perspectives on Acquisition and Development.
Facial Management and Expression of Emotion.
Primary Affect Displays and Communication.
Variations of Facial Expressions.
5. Eye Behavior.
Properties and Functions of Eye Behavior.
Types of Eye Behaviors.
Eye Behavior and Individual Differences.
6. Vocal Behavior.
Categories of Vocal Behavior.
Vocal Behavior and Turn Interaction Management.
Effects of Vocal Behavior.
7. Space and Territoriality.
Phenomenon of Territoriality.
Crowding and Density.
8. Touch and Communication.
Life Span Development and Touch.
Categories of Touch.
Touch Norms and Communication.
What Does Touch Communicate?
Effects of Touch Deprivation.
9. Environment and Physical Surroundings.
Perceptual Characteristics of Environment.
Architecture and Environment.
Other Environmental Factors.
Importance of Scents.
Effects of the Use of Time.
11. Immediacy and Communication.
Outcomes of Immediacy.
Drawbacks of Immediacy.
12. Female-Male Nonverbal Communication.
Definition Issues: Sex and Gender.
Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Females and Males.
Distinctive and Similar Characteristics:
Liking and Courtship of the American Female and Male.
Advantages of Immediacy.
Disadvantages of Immediacy.
The Androgynous Person.
13. Supervisor and Employee Relationship
Role of Nonverbal Messages.
Conclusions about Supervisor-Employee Relationships.
Immediacy in the Workplace.
14. Teacher-Student Nonverbal Relationships.
Role of Nonverbal Communication.
Outcomes of Teacher Immediacy.
15. Intercultural Relationships.
Defining Intercultural Communication.
Goals to Seek.