Nonverbal Communication

Paperback | January 21, 2014

byNina-Jo Moore, Mark Hickson, Don W. Stacks

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Providing a thoughtful balance of theory and practice, Nonverbal Communication: Studies and Applications, Sixth 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 lifeand television to help students understand how nonverbal communication affects the real world.

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Providing a thoughtful balance of theory and practice, Nonverbal Communication: Studies and Applications, Sixth 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 lifeand television to help students understand how...

Nina-Jo Moore is Professor of Communication at Appalachian State University. Mark Hickson, III, is Professor of Communication at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Don W. Stacks is Professor of Strategic Communication at the University Of Miami.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 21, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAbout the AuthorsIntroduction1. Foundations of Nonverbal CommunicationBasic Definitions-- Considerations for DefinitionsApproaches to Nonverbal Communication-- Theoretical Approaches-- Disciplinary Approaches-- Methodological ApproachesNonverbal Functions and Subcodes-- Touch and Space-- Physical Appearance-- Body Movements and Gestures-- Vocalics-- Covert Body/Temporal Communication-- Nonverbal FunctionsNonverbal Communication and Perception-- Process Structure-- Age-- Culture and Race-- Status-- Gender-- The Importance of Research in the Study of Nonverbal CommunicationSummaryQuestions for ThoughtSECTION ONE. STUDIES AND SUBCODES2. Haptics (Touch)Animal StudiesTactile Development and Humans-- Types and Functions of Touch-- Factors Influencing Touch-- Frequency of ContactViolations of Haptic Expectations-- Substitutes for "Real Touch"Functional Approach to TouchSummaryQuestions for Thought3. Proxemics (Personal Space)ProxemicsPersonal Space-- Classification Schemes-- Definitions and NeedFactors Influencing Distancing Expectations-- Age Differences-- Sex Differences-- Cultural Differences-- Racial Differences-- Status, Personality, and Liking-- Environmental StructuringViolations of Personal SpaceOther ViolationsFunctions of Personal SpaceSummaryQuestions for Thought4. Proxemics (Territory and Environment)Territory-- Animal Correlates of Territoriality-- Human Correlates of Territoriality-- Territorial Claims-- Purposes of TerritoryEnvironment-- Room Color and Aesthetic Appreciation-- Room Size and Shape-- Temperature and Humidity-- Environmental Structuring-- ArchitectureFunctions of Territory and the EnvironmentSummaryQuestions for Thought5. Physical Appearance: Impressions of the BodyPhysical Attractiveness-- Social Interaction-- Sex AppealThe Body-- Body Shape-- Weight and Attitude-- Body ImageStigmasFunctionsSummaryQuestions for Thought6. Body Alterations and CoveringsBody Alterations-- Hair and Hairstyles-- The Skin: Cosmetics and Colorings-- Additions-- Tattoos, Body Piercing, and BrandingClothing-- Purposes of Clothing-- Functions of Clothing-- Clothing and Success-- AccessoriesFunctionsSummaryQuestions for Thought7. Kinesics: The Study of Human Body MovementsPrinciples-- Putting Principles to Work-- Categories in Kinesics-- Birdwhistell's Linguistic Analogy-- Morris' Derivation System-- Mehrabian's Functional Approach-- Ekman and Friesen's Cumulative StructureFunctionsSummaryQuestions for Thought8. A Practical Functional Approach to KinesicsVariables that Influence Kinesics-- Culture-- Sex/Gender-- Left- and Right-Handedness-- Relationship with Language-- DecodingFunctions-- Identification and Self-Presentation-- Control of the Interaction-- Relationship of Interactants-- Display of Cognitive Information-- Display of Affective Information-- Deception and LeakageSummaryQuestions for Thought9. Vocalics (Paralanguage)DefinitionsSound and Its AttributesParavocal CommunicationVocalic Functions-- The "Normal" Conversation-- Identification and Self-Presentation-- Controlling Interaction-- Regulating the Conversation-- Relationship of Interactants-- Display of Cognitive Information-- Display of Affective Information-- Deception-- Other Encoding and Decoding Aspects of VocalicsSummaryQuestions for Thought10. The Covert Subcodes: Biofeedback, Olfaction, and ChronemicsFeedback Systems-- Gustatory Systems-- Biofeedback Systems-- Mood and EmotionOlfaction-- What Is Olfaction?-- Olfactory Processes-- Olfactory Identification-- Olfactory Influence-- Olfactory MemoryTime (Chronemics)-- The Structure of Time-- Bruneau's Chronemic Structures-- Culture and TimeSummaryQuestions for ThoughtSECTION TWO. APPLICATIONS11. Nonverbal Communication in Social SituationsMeeting Others-- General Characteristics-- Intimate Behavior-- Environment, Proxemics, Chronemics-- Computer Mediated Relationship BuildingCross-Sex FriendshipsSame-Sex Relationships-- Male-Male Nonverbal Communication-- Female-Female Nonverbal CommunicationSummaryQuestions for Thought12. Nonverbal Communication in the FamilyThe Home-- Spatiotemporal Dimensions-- Kinesic Factors-- Vocalic Factors-- Physical Appearance-- ReviewNonverbal Communication in the Marriage and Committed Relationships-- Environmental Factors-- Space--Touch --Kinesics and Vocalics-- Chronemics-- Physical AppearanceThe Expanding Family - Children and the Family Relationship-- Nonverbal Communication in ChildrenNonverbal Communication with the Elderly-- Environment and Space-- Touch-- Vocalics-- Physical Appearance-- Kinesics-- Chronemics and Olfaction-- ReviewSummaryQuestions for Thought13. Nonverbal Communication at WorkNonverbal Relational MessagesGeneral Nonverbal Considerations-- Spatiotemporal Dimensions-- Overt Body Dimensions-- Physical Appearance-- Impression Management-- ReviewThe Performance Appraisal InterviewNonverbal Interaction in Particular Professions-- The Teacher in the Classroom-- The Attorney in Court-- The Health Care Industry-- The Business Person in a Leadership PositionSummaryQuestions for Thought14. The Future of Nonverbal Communication: A ReviewWhat We Know About Nonverbal CommunicationWhere Is the Study of Nonverbal Communication Going?General ReviewAPPENDIX. Methods of Nonverbal Communication ResearchNonverbal Research-- Review of the Literature-- Theoretical Perspective-- Methodology-- Data Collection-- Data Analysis and ApplicationLimitations of Nonverbal Communication ResearchAn Example of ContextSummaryQuestions for ThoughtGlossaryReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index