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Overview


Providing a thoughtful balance of theory and practice, Nonverbal Communication: Studies and Applications, Fifth Edition, offers students an engaging, sophisticated, and up-to-date introduction to the field. Nina-Jo Moore, Mark Hickson, III, and Don W. Stacks, use examples from everyday life and television to help students understand how nonverbal communication affects the real world.

The authors discuss many interesting topics that are not usually covered in nonverbal communication texts--including body alterations, biofeedback, and olfactics--and take a unique "sensory" approach to nonverbal communication (i.e., they examine how the five senses process nonverbal communication signals). They begin with a discussion of the sense of touch (rather than physical appearance, the typical starting point of most nonverbal communication texts) and then lead into the study of space, the sense of sight, the sense of hearing, the sense of smell, and finally, the use of time.

Consistently demonstrating the applications of theory while emphasizing the research basis of nonverbal communication, Nonverbal Communication, Fifth Edition, is ideal for nonverbal communication courses in either communication or psychology departments.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I really, really like (!!!) the increased focus on individual application of contemporary research. Keeping in most (not all) of the classic research and providing an 'application orientation' will help my students in terms of their understanding of the material and their individual research projects."--Christopher Pudlinski, Central Connecticut State University

"What I like best is the heavy emphasis on sensory experiences--that is, on how nonverbal behavior arises from the senses. I really like this approach and find it to be intuitively appealing to my students. I also really like the use of contemporary examples, and I am thrilled to see a section on olfactics, which is something I have been asking publishers to include in a nonverbal book for years."--Kory Floyd, Arizona State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195378573
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/22/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nina-Jo Moore is Professor of Communication at Appalachian State University.

Mark Hickson, III, is Professor and Graduate Director of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Don W. Stacks is Professor and Director of the University of Miami School of Communication Program in Advertising and Public Relations.

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Table of Contents

Each Section opens with an Introduction. Each chapter ends with a Summary and Questions for Thought.

Preface

About the Authors

SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1. FOUNDATIONS OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

Basic Definitions
Considerations for Definitions

Approaches to Nonverbal Communication
Theoretical Approaches
Disciplinary Approaches
Methodological Approaches

Nonverbal Functions and Subcodes
Touch and Space
Physical Appearance
Body Movements and Gestures
Vocalics
Covert Body/Temporal Communication
Nonverbal Functions

Nonverbal Communication and Perception
Process Structure
Age
Culture and Race
Status
Gender

CHAPTER 2. METHODS OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION RESEARCH

Nonverbal Research
Review of Literature
Theoretical Perspective
Methodology
Data Collection
Data Analysis and Application

Limitations of Nonverbal Communication Research

An Example of Context

SECTION TWO: STUDIES AND SUBCODES

CHAPTER 3. HAPTICS (TOUCH)

Animal Studies

Tactile Development and Humans
Types and Functions of Touch
Factors Influencing Touch
Frequency of Contact

Violations of Haptic Expectations
Substitutes for 'Real Touch'

Functional Approach to Touch

CHAPTER 4. PROXEMICS (PERSONAL SPACE)

Proxemics

Personal Space
Classification Schemes
Definitions and Need

Factors Influencing Distancing Expectations
Age Differences
Sex Differences
Cultural Differences
Racial Differences
Status, Personality, and Liking
Environmental Structuring

Violations of Personal Space

Other Violations

Functions of Personal Space

CHAPTER 5. PROXEMICS (TERRITORY AND ENVIRONMENT)

Territory
Animal Correlates of Territoriality
Human Correlates of Territoriality
Territorial Claims
Purposes of Territory

Environment
Room Color and Aesthetic Appreciation
Room Size and Shape
Temperature and Humidity
Environmental Structuring
Architecture

Functions of Territory and the Environment

CHAPTER 6. PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: IMPRESSIONS OF THE BODY

Physical Attractiveness
Social Interaction
Sex Appeal

The Body
Body Shape
Weight and Attitude
Body Image

Stigma

Functions

CHAPTER 7. BODY ALTERATIONS AND COVERINGS

Body Alterations
Hair and Hairstyles
The Skin: Cosmetics and Colorings Additions
Tattoos, Body Piercing, and Branding

Clothing
Purposes of Clothing
Functions of Clothing
Clothing and Success
Accessories

Functions

CHAPTER 8. KINESICS: THE STUDY OF HUMAN BODY MOVEMENTS

Principles
Putting Principles to Work
Categories in Kinesics
Birdwhistell's Linguistic Analogy
Morris' Derivation System
Mehrabian's Functional Approach
Ekman and Friesen's Cumulative Structure

Functions

CHAPTER 9. A PRACTICAL FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO KINESICS

Variables that Influence Kinesics
Culture
Sex/Gender
Left- and Right-Handedness
Relationship with Language
Decoding

Functions
Identification and Self-Presentation
Control of the Interaction
Relationship of Interactants
Display of Cognitive Information
Display of Affective Information
Deception and Leakage

CHAPTER 10. VOCALICS (PARALANGUAGE)

Definitions

Sound and Its Attributes

Paravocal Communication

Vocalic Functions
The 'Normal' Conversation
Identification and Self-Preservation
Controlling Interaction
Regulating the Conversation
Relationship of Interactants
Display of Cognitive Information
Display of Affective Information
Deception
Other Encoding and Decoding Aspects of Vocalics

CHAPTER 11. THE COVERT SUBCODES: BIOFEEDBACK, OLFACTION, AND CHRONEMICS

Feedback Systems
Gustatory Systems
Biofeedback Systems
Mood and Emotion

Olfaction
What Is Olfaction?
Olfactory Processes
Olfactory Identification
Olfactory Influence
Olfactory Memory

Time (Chronemics)
The Structure of Time
Bruneau's Chronemic Structures
Culture and Time

SECTION THREE: APPLICATIONS

CHAPTER 12. NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION IN SOCIAL SITUATIONS

Meeting Others
General Characteristics
Intimate Behavior
Environment, Proxemics, Chronemics

Cross-Sex Friendships

Same-Sex Relationships
Male-Male Nonverbal Communication
Female-Female Nonverbal Communication

CHAPTER 13. NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION IN THE FAMILY

The Home
Spatiotemporal Dimensions
Kinesic Factors
Vocalic Factors
Physical Appearance
Review

Nonverbal Communication in the Marriage and Committed Relationships
Environmental Factors
Space
Touch
Kinesics and Vocalics
Chronemics
Physical Appearance

The Expanding Family--Children and the Family Relationship
Nonverbal Communication in Children

Nonverbal Communication with the Elderly
Environment and Space
Touch
Vocalics
Physical Appearance
Kinesics
Chronemics and Olfaction
Review

CHAPTER 14. NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION AT WORK

Nonverbal Relational Messages

General Nonverbal Considerations
Spatiotemporal Dimensions
Overt Body Dimensions
Physical Appearance
Impression Management
Review

The Performance Appraisal Interview

Nonverbal Interaction in Particular Professions
The Teacher in the Classroom
The Attorney in Court
The Business Person in a Leadership Position

CHAPTER 15. THE FUTURE OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

What We Know About Nonverbal Communication

Where is the Study of Nonverbal Communication Going?

General Review

References

Glossary

Author Index

Subject Index

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