Nonverbal Behaviour in Interpersonal Relations

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Nonverbal Behavior in Interpersonal Relationsoffers a complete and precise explanation of the principles of nonverbal communication and their application in everyday life. The authors draw from a wide variety of disciplines and upon their vast experience as instructors, consultants, and corporate trainers to offer a unique blend of social scientific and humanistic approaches to the study of nonverbal behavior. This well-researched book offers conclusions about the research in an easy-to-read style. Each chapter includes exercises, activities, self-tests, or questionnaires that help readers explore and understand the actual and potential impact of nonverbal behaviors on communication. The text also helps readers build the skills they will need to become competent nonverbal communicators in today's global community.

Table of Contents

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 Glossary of Terminology
Physical Appearance
Attractiveness Personal Body Concept
Nonverbal messages of body shape and size Appearance and Dress Artifacts and Accessories
Glossary of Terminology
Gesture and Movement
A Theoretical Look at Gesture and Movement Types of Gesture and Movement
Deception cues Posture Movement and Communicator Style
General Communicator Styles Effects of Body Movements and Gestures
Glossary of Terminology
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
Glossary of Terminology
Eye Behavior
Properties and Functions of Eye Behavior Types of Eye Behaviors
Eye Behavior and Individual Differences
Glossary of Terminology
Vocal Behavior
Categories of Vocal Behavior
Vocal Behavior and Turn Interaction Management
Effects of Vocal Behavior
Glossary of Terminology
Space and Territoriality
Phenomenon of Territoriality
Personal Space Crowding and Density
Glossary of Terminology
Touch and Communication
Life Span Development and Touch
Categories of Touch
Touch Norms and Communication
What Does Touch Communicate?
Effects of Touch Deprivation
Glossary of Terminology
Environment and Physical Surroundings
Perceptual Characteristics of Environment
Architecture and Environment
Spatial Arrangement
Other Environmental
Factors Importance of Scents
Glossary of Terminology
TIME Time Orientations
Effects of the Use of Time

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