Bodily communication

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International Universities Press, 1988 - Psychology - 363 pages
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Non-verbal communication - the eye movements, facial expressions, tone of voice, postures and gestures that we all use more or less consciously and more or less effectively - can enhance or diminish every form of social interaction. Michael Argyle's second edition of Bodily Communication is an invaluable up-to-date guide for students of the subject. In the last ten years NVC has become recognized as an important part of social psychology and of professional training, particularly in social work, education and management.Greatly expanded from the first edition, and significantly revised, this second edition has two completely new chapters on social skills and personality, and a new chapter on research methods. The author, a pioneer in the study of non-verbal communication, presents the second edition in the same accessible style as the first, bringing to the reader both his intense interest in the subject and his authoritative knowledge of it.

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Contents

Introduction
1
How to do research on nonverbal communication
11
Nonverbal communication in animals
27
Cultural differences in bodily communication
49
The expression of emotion
71
Interpersonal attitudes
85
Nonverbal communication and speech
105
Facial expression
121
Posture
203
Touch and bodily contact
214
Clothes physique and other aspects of appearance
233
Social skills persuasion and politics
255
Personality and NVC
267
The explanation of bodily communication
290
Beyond language
305
References
310

Nonverbal vocalizations
139
Gaze
153
Spatial behaviour
168
Gestures and other bodily movements
188
Author index
349
Subject index
359
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