The Nonverbal Self: Communication for a Lifetime

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Overview

The Nonverbal Self offers a tightly-organized, streamlined approach to the vast topic of nonverbal communication. Throughout the book, the authors strive to achieve a balance of theory and application so that readers gain a fundamental understanding of nonverbal scholarship and can apply the highly practical information to their own lives and relationships.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205474813
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/5/2008
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 658,218
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

CHAPTER 1

FOUNDATIONS OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

Nonverbal Communication within a Larger Framework

Why Study Nonverbal Communication?

Contrasting Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

The Nature of Nonverbal Communication

Summary

CHAPTER 2

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT:

A REFLEXIVE APPROACH

The Reflexive Cycle of Nonverbal Communication Development

Codes of Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Sending and Receiving Ability

Summary

CHAPTER 3

ENVIRONMENT AS NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION:

OUR PERCEPTIONS AND REACTIONS

Environment as Nonverbal Communication

Perceptions of Environment

Reactions to Environment

Perceptions of Time

Perceptions of Color

Perceptions of Sound

Perceptions of Lighting

Perceptions of Smell

Perceptions of Temperature

Environment in Popular Culture and Media

Understanding Environment: Applying the Reflexive Cycle of Nonverbal

Communication Development

Summary

CHAPTER 4

PROXEMICS:

OUR USE OF SPACE

Proxemics as Nonverbal Communication

Factors Influencing the Management of Space

Territoriality

Crowding and Density

Privacy Management: A Different View of Proxemics

Understanding Proxemics: Applying the Reflexive Cycle of Nonverbal Communication Development

Summary

CHAPTER 5

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE:

THE BODY AS NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

Physical Appearance as a Nonverbal Communication Code

Physical Attractiveness

The Body

Clothing

Artifacts

Modifying the Body

Understanding Physical Appearance: Applying the Reflexive Cycle of Nonverbal

Communication Development

Summary

CHAPTER 6

KINESICS:

BODY MOVEMENT, GESTURES, AND POSTURE

Do the Locomotion

Stand Up for Yourself

Walk the Walk

Be Seated

More Than a Gesture

Applications of Kinesics Research

Understanding Kinesics: Applying the Reflexive Cycle of Nonverbal Development

Summary

CHAPTER 7

FACE AND EYES:

REVEALING, MODIFYING, AND DECEIVING

Facial and Eye Behavior as Nonverbal Communication

Significance of Facial Behavior

Acquisition and Development of Facial Expression

Managing Facial Expressions

Modifying the Face

Significance of Eye Behavior

Forms of Eye Behavior

Modifying the Eyes

Lying Eyes (and Faces): Nonverbal Cues of Deception

Understanding Facial and Eye Behavior: Applying the Reflexive Cycle of Nonverbal Development

Summary

CHAPTER 8

TOUCH:

OUR BODIES IN CONTACT

The Power of Touch

Touch Ethic

Touch and Human Development

Types of Touch

Gauging the Appropriateness of Touch

Applications of Haptics Research

Understanding Haptics: Applying the Reflexive Cycle of Nonverbal Development

Summary

CHAPTER 9

VOCALICS:

OUR VOICES SPEAK NONVERBAL VOLUMES

Production of Voice

Properties and Qualities of the Voice

Applications of Vocalics Research

Understanding Vocalics: Applying the Reflexive Cycle of Nonverbal Communication Development

Summary

CHAPTER 10

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION AND THE INTERNET

Cyberspace: An Evolving Context for Communication

The Nonverbal Self Online

Nonverbal Dimensions of Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)

CMC Versus Face-to-Face (FtF) Communication

The Virtual Body

Summary

CHAPTER 11

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION IN PROFESSIONAL

AND EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS

Nonverbal Communication in Two Everyday Contexts

The Importance of Nonverbal in Professional Contexts

Getting the Job

On the Job

Leadership and Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication in Educational Contexts

Learning Environments

Teacher Nonverbal Communication

Student Nonverbal Communication

Summary

CHAPTER 12

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION:

GENDER, INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS, AND SEXUALITY

Effects of Sex and Gender on Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Cues in Intimate Relationships

Nonverbal Cues and Sexuality

Summary

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