Nonverbal Communication

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Key Features for Nonverbal Communication includes:
  • Emphasizes nonverbal codes as well as the functions they perform to help readers see how nonverbal codes work with one another and with the verbal system through which we create and understand messages.
  • Covers nonverbal communication from a multi-disciplinary perspective and includes theory and research from communication, psychology, linguistics, anthropology, family studies and sociology.
  • Devotes two separate chapters to the social and biological foundations of nonverbal communication to show readers how nonverbal communication is influenced by biological needs and characteristics as well as social effects.
  • Provides complete, contemporary coverage of deception in human communication, addressing readers’ interest in nonverbal concepts and furthering their skills in assessing credibility of messages and individuals.
  • Numerous applications and examples presented in each chapter help bring the material home to readers in a concrete and relevant way.
  • Intuitive and fresh organization of the book first provides an overview and introduction, then places nonverbal communication within the context of the cultural and bio-evolutionary influences that shape it, giving readers a deeper understanding of how and why we communicate the way we do.
  • Related codes are grouped together, making in-class and outside-class activities easier to devise because interrelated codes are studied together.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205525003
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/18/2009
  • Series: MyCommunicationKit Series
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 368,906
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:


1: Introduction

2: Cultural influences on nonverbal communication

3: Bio-evolutionary influences on nonverbal communication


4: The body as a code: Appearance and Adornment

5: The Visual and Auditory Codes: Kinesics and Vocalics

6: The Contact Codes: Proxemics and Haptics

7: The Place and Time Codes: Environment, Artifacts, and Chronemics


8: Message Production and Processing

9: Social cognition and Forming Impressions

10: Expressing Real and Desired Identities

11: Expressing Emotions

12: Relational Messages: Affection and Intimacy

13: Relating: Messages: Power, Dominance and Influence

14: Making Connections and Managing Conversations

15: Deceiving others

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