Nonverbal Behavior in Interpersonal Relations

ISBN-10: 0205372465

ISBN-13: 9780205372461

Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Virginia P. Richmond, James C. McCroskey

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This text offers a complete and precise explanation of the principles of nonverbal communication and its application in everyday life. The authors draw from a wide variety of disciplines and upon their vast experience as instructors, consultants, and corporate trainers to offer a unique blend of social scientific and humanistic approaches to the study of nonverbal behavior. This well-researched book offers conclusions about the research in an easy-to-read and student-friendly style. Each chapter includes exercises, activities, self-tests, or questionnaires that help students understand the actual and potential impact of nonverbal behaviors on communication. It also helps students build the skills they will need to become competent nonverbal communicators in today's global community.
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List price: $103.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Communication and Nonverbal Behavior
Myths about Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal Versus Verbal Messages
The Linguistic Distinction
The Continuity Distinction
The Processing Distinction
The Outcome Distinction
The Absolute Distinction
Intentionality and Nonverbal Communication
Culture and Nonverbal Communication
Functions of Nonverbal Messages
Categories of Nonverbal Messages
Physical Appearance
Gesture and Movement
Face and Eye Behavior
Vocal Behavior
Glossary of Terminology
Physical Appearance
Types of Attractiveness
What Is Attractive Today May Be Out Tomorrow
Image Fixation
Judgments Generated
Attractiveness: A Double-Edged Sword?
Effects of Attractiveness
Personal Body Concept
Nonverbal Messages of Body Shape and Size
Nonverbal Messages of Height, Weight, and Skin Color
Nonverbal Messages of Hair
Appearance and Dress
Why Do People Dress the Way They Do?
Generalizations about Dress
Artifacts and Accessories
Glossary of Terminology
Gesture and Movement
A Theoretical Look at Gesture and Movement
Structural Approach to Kinesics
External Variable Approach to Kinesics
Types of Gesture and Movement
Affect Displays
Deception Cues
How Does Posture Communicate?
Communicative Potential of Posture
Movement and Communicator Style
The Dramatic Style
The Dominant Style
The Animated Style
The Relaxed Style
The Attentive Style
The Open Style
The Friendly Style
The Contentious Style
The Impression-Leaving Style
General Communicator Styles
Effects of Body Movements and Gestures
Communicator Style
Simplifying Encoding and Decoding
Role of Illustrators in Decoding
Positive and Negative Perceptions
Research on Immediacy
Glossary of Terminology
Facial Behavior
Importance of Facial Expressions
Perspectives on Acquisition and Development
Evolution and Natural Selection
External Factors
Innate and Learned
Facial Management and Expression of Emotion
Styles of Facial Expressions
Primary Affect Displays and Communication
Variations of Facial Expressions
Glossary of Terminology
Eye Behavior
Properties and Functions of Eye Behavior
Properties of Eye Behavior
Functions of Eye Behavior
Types of Eye Behaviors
Eye Behavior and Individual Differences
Nature of Relationships
Cultural Differences
Contextual Differences
Personality Differences
Gender Differences
Glossary of Terminology
Vocal Behavior
Categories of Vocal Behavior
Voice Set
Voice Qualities and Vocalizations
Voice Printing
Silence and Pauses
Uses of Silence in Communication
Vocal Behavior and Turn Interaction Management
Accent and Dialect
Effects of Vocal Behavior
Vocal Behavior and Emotions
Vocal Behavior and Personality
Vocal Behavior and Learning
Vocal Behavior and Persuasion
Vocal Behavior and Attractiveness
Vocal Behavior and Confidence
Vocal Characteristics and Good Delivery
Glossary of Terminology
Space and Territoriality
Phenomenon of Territoriality
Categories of Territory
Territorial Defense and Encroachment
Types of Negative Encroachment
Encroachment Reactions
Factors Influencing Territorial Defense
Personal Space
Interpersonal Distance
Gender Differences
Cultural Differences
Age Differences
Personality Differences
Psychiatric and Deviant Groups
Crowding and Density
The Impact of High Density
Glossary of Terminology
Touch and Communication
Life Span Development and Touch
Touch in Animals
Human Development
Categories of Touch
Professional-Functional Touch
Social-Polite Touch
Friendship-Warmth Touch
Love-Intimacy Touch
Sexual-Arousal Touch
Touch Norms and Communication
Cultural Differences
Gender Differences
Touch Apprehension
What Does Touch Communicate?
Touch and Emotion
Touch and Status
Touch and Self-Intimacy
Effects of Touch Deprivation
Glossary of Terminology
Environment and Physical Surroundings
Perceptual Characteristics of Environment
Perception of Formality
Perception of Warmth
Perception of Privacy
Perception of Familiarity
Perception of Constraint
Perception of Distance
Architecture and Environment
Spatial Arrangement
The Shapes of Tables
Seating Arrangement
Arrangement of Office Space
Other Environmental Factors
Environmental Attractiveness
Color in the Environment
Lighting in the Environment
Temperature and the Environment
Scent and Smell
Importance of Scents
Glossary of Terminology
Time Orientations
Psychological Time Orientation
Biological Time Orientation
Cultural Time Orientation
Monochronic and Polychronic Time
Effects of the Use of Time
Glossary of Terminology
Immediacy and Communication
Verbal Immediacy
Nonverbal Behaviors
Nonverbal Immediacy
Physical Appearance
Gesture and Body Movements
Facial Expression and Eye Behavior
Vocal Behavior
Spatial Behavior
Tactile Behavior
Environmental Factors
Scent and Smell
Temporal Factors
Outcomes of Immediacy
Increased Liking, Affiliation, and Affect
More Approachable Communication Style
More Responsiveness, Understanding, and Assertiveness
Increased Solidarity between Participants
Decreased Anxiety
Decreased Status Differences
Increased Perceptions of Communication Competence
Drawbacks of Immediacy
Glossary of Terminology
Female-Male Nonverbal Communication
Definition Issues: Sex and Gender
Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Females and Males
Distinctive and Similar Characteristics: The Dilemma
Appearance and Attractiveness
Gesture and Movement
Face and Eye Behavior
Vocal Behavior
Liking and Courtship of the American Female and Male
Avoiding Problems
Nonverbal Sensitivity
Advantages of Immediacy
Disadvantages of Immediacy
The Androgynous Person
Glossary of Terminology
Supervisor and Employee Relationship
Distinctive Characteristics
Role of Nonverbal Messages
Physical Appearance
Gesture and Movement
Face and Eye Behavior
Vocal Behavior
Conclusions About Supervisor-Employee Relationships
Immediacy in the Workplace
Advantages of Immediacy
Disadvantages of Immediacy
Glossary of Terminology
Teacher-Student Nonverbal Relationships
Teacher Roles
The Teacher as Speaker
The Teacher as Moderator
The Teacher as Trainer
The Teacher as Manager
The Teacher as a Coordinator
The Teacher as Controller, Supervisor, and Helper
Role of Nonverbal Communication
Instructor Appearance
Student Appearance
Gesture and Movement
Facial Behavior
Eye Behavior
Vocal Behavior
Outcomes of Teacher Immediacy
Potential Drawbacks of Teacher Immediacy
Glossary of Terminology
Intercultural Relationships
Defining Intercultural Communication
Characteristics of Culture
Foundations of Culture
Nonverbal Behavior
Appearance and Attractiveness
Gesture and Movement
Face and Eye Behavior
Vocal Behavior
Goals to Seek
Glossary of Terminology
References and Selected Readings
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