The Nonverbal Communication Reader: Classic and Contemporary Readings / Edition 3

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A collection of 52 previously published articles designed to serve as a textbook of an undergraduate course in nonverbal communication. Primarily focusing on research in the field of communication, the contributions are organized into sections on beginning perspectives, kinesic clues, appearance and adornment cues, contact codes, vocalics (the use of sound and silence), time and place codes, expressing emotion and intimacy, power and persuasion, creating impressions and managing interaction, and contemporary theory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577665441
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/29/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 593,485
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x
Preface xi
Part I Beginning Perspectives 1
1 Perspectives on Nonverbal Communication: Codes, Functions, and Contexts 3
2 Perspectives on Nonverbal Communication Skills 19
3 Perspectives on Nonverbal Research Methods 24
Part II Nonverbal Codes 43
Section A. Kinesic Cues: The Body, Eyes, and Face 46
4 Hand Movements 48
5 Deaf Babies Babble with Hands 53
6 Sex and Relationship Affect Social Self-Grooming 56
7 Eye Contact: The Core of Interpersonal Relatedness 62
8 Social and Emotional Messages of Smiling 74
9 Who Can Resist Smiling at a Baby? 79
10 Nonverbal Behavior and the Outcome of Selection Interviews 82
Section B. Appearance and Adornment Cues 90
11 The Effect of Television Advertising and Programming on Body Image Distortions in Young Women 92
12 Beauty Can't Be Beat 101
13 Women's Appearance and Clothing within Organizations 106
14 Black Uniforms and Aggression in Professional Sports 114
15 The Smell of Love 118
16 The Effects of Perfume Use on Perceptions of Attractiveness and Competence 126
Section C. Vocalics: Sound and Silence 133
17 Nonverbal Vocalizations 135
18 Vocal Attractiveness: What Sounds Beautiful Is Good 149
19 The Power of Silence in Communication 156
20 Cultural Uses and Interpretations of Silence 163
Section D. Contact Codes: Proxemics and Haptics 173
21 Territoriality: A Neglected Sociological Dimension 175
22 Proxemics and Haptics in Managerial Communication 184
23 Communicating with Touch 192
24 Public Touch Behavior in Romantic Relationships between Men and Women 202
25 The Midas Touch: The Effects of Interpersonal Touch on Restaurant Tipping 211
26 Family Interactions in Public: Parent-Child Distance and Touching 217
Section E. Time and Place Codes: Chronemics and the Environment 225
27 Time in Perspective 227
28 Monochronic and Polychronic Time 237
29 "Stop" Signs: Regulating Privacy with Environmental Features 241
30 Designing to Deter Crime 250
31 Environmental Features in Theme Restaurants 255
Part III Nonverbal Functions 265
Section A. Expressing Emotion and Intimacy 267
32 Varieties of Emotional Cues in Everyday Life 270
33 Expressing and Managing Emotion with Nonverbal Communication 275
34 The Nonverbal Communication of Romantic Love 284
35 Friendly? Flirting? Wrong? 290
36 Nonverbal Behavior in Intimate Interactions 298
37 Nonverbal Communication in Developing and Deteriorating Relations: A Conceptual Framework 305
Section B. Power, Persuasion, and Deception 314
38 Positions of Power: Nonverbal Influence in Organizational Communication 317
39 The Influence of Nonverbal Behaviors in Compliance-Gaining Processes 335
40 Persuasion in Physician-Patient Relations 347
41 Can You Tell When Someone Is Lying to You? 358
42 Nonverbal Cues to Deception among Intimates, Friends, and Strangers 367
Section C. Creating Impressions and Managing Interaction 377
43 Civil Inattention Exists--in Elevators 379
44 Stereotypes and Nonverbal Cues: Showing How We Feel about Others during Cross-Cultural Interactions 388
45 Initiating Interaction: Greetings and Beckonings across the World 395
46 Turn-Taking in Conversations 406
47 The Last Ten Turns in Conversations between Friends and Strangers 415
Part IV Contemporary Nonverbal Theories of Message Exchange 423
48 Accommodating Nonverbally 425
49 Expectancy Violations Theory 437
50 Explaining Face-to-Face Interaction: Discrepancy-Arousal Theory 445
51 Creating Close Relationships through Nonverbal Communication: A Cognitive Valence Approach 453
52 Converging on the Phenomenon of Interpersonal Adaptation: Interaction Adaptation Theory 462
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