Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction / Edition 7

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This introductory text is designed for courses in nonverbal communication. Using the cross disciplinary approaches of speech and social psychology, Knapp and Hall center on how nonverbal communication research affects a wide variety of academic interests. It is the most comprehensive, most readable compendium of research and theory on nonverbal communication available. It is the standard reference in this area.
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Editorial Reviews

This venerable text is now in its fifth edition. Students and instructors will find updated information and bibliography throughout as well as additional illustrations, but the core of the text remains the same. The material covers the basics of nonverbal communication and its relation to verbal communication, the nonverbal elements involved in any interaction, and a discussion of how these separate elements combine to make an interaction. The authors teach communication and social psychology, respectively. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"This book continues to demonstrate how knowledge of nonverbal messages can affect how one communicates successfully in the real world."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495568698
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/12/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Knapp is the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Professor Emeritus and a Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. He was the editor of Human Communication Research (1980-83); an Eastern Communication Association Scholar (1982-83); an ICA Fellow (1980); and an NCA Distinguished Scholar. The Mark L. Knapp Award for career contributions to the study of interpersonal communication is awarded annually by the National Communication Association. He received teaching awards from two professional associations and four different universities. He was the President of ICA (1975-76); NCA (1989-90); the Association for Communication Administrators (1996-97); and the University of Texas chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society (2001-03). He chaired the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas from 1989-1996 and 2000-2001. Four of his books are: NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION IN HUMAN INTERACTION; INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS; LYING AND DECEPTION IN HUMAN INTERACTION and THE HANDBOOK OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION.

Judith A. Hall is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northeastern University. She has published widely on topics in nonverbal communication, especially accuracy in perceiving nonverbal cues. She has been Editor of the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior and is currently one of its Associate Editors. She is author of NONVERBAL SEX DIFFERENCES: COMMUNICATION ACCURACY AND EXPRESSIVE STYLE, co-editor of INTERPERSONAL SENSITIVITY: THEORY AND MANAGEMENT with Frank J. Bernieri, and co-editor of the HANDBOOK OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION with Mark L. Knapp.

Terrence G. Horgan is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Michigan-Flint.

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Table of Contents

1.Nonverbal Communication: Basic Perspectives
2.The Roots of Nonverbal Behavior
3.The Ability to Receive and Send Nonverbal Signals.
4.The Effects of the Environment on Human Communication
5.The Effects of Territory and Personal Space on Human Communication.
6.The Effects of Physical Characteristics on Human Communication.
7.The Effects of Gesture and Posture on Human Communication
8.The Effects of Touch on Human Communication
9.The Effects of the Face on Human Communication
10.The Effects of Eye Behavior on Human Communication
11.The Effects of Vocal Cues That Accompany Spoken Words.
12.Putting It All Together: Multisignal Messages.
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