Body Language: And Behavioral Profiling

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Psychology - 344 pages
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"Body language and Behavioral Profiling" is a timely book on the vital roles of nonverbal communications and people reading in our everyday lives. We all use body language to communicate our innermost feelings, thoughts, and attitudes along with spoken words. Knowing the hints, clues, signals, and signs that people use in business and social settings helps people to interpret behavioral motives, and enables them to rapidly organize information for quick decisions that may be consequential. In addition, facial expressions, posture, dress attire, and gestures that people use all infer future behavior patterns. In this book, body language signals and signs are broken down into understandable topics backed by authoritative sources. Practical pointers help readers to adopt better image and self-presentation skills. The social science tools that are covered will help readers to "get" the motives and behavior of others, while improving their own intercommunications, which helps people make more informed decisions, meet personal goals, and more fully protect themselves.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Body Language Boot Camp
13
The Influence of Personality
26
Interpersonal Attraction
36
Forming Relationships
40
The Battle of The Sexes
43
Behavioral Profiling
53
Sense Perception
57
The Right Angle
196
Give Me Space
198
Power Seating
203
Crowd Survival
206
Intimate Relationships
211
Prosocial Body Language
223
Tell The Truth
230
How To Sell
240

Accustomed To Your Face
66
Universal Expressions
89
The Power of Laughter
115
That Certain Smile
118
SelfPresentation
122
Clothing Choices
131
Elective Accessories
140
Shades of Color
143
Style and Fashion
150
Body Shapes
159
Beauty Beats the Beast
163
Good Posture
166
Walk The Line
171
Be On Time
174
Intuitive Behavior
178
The Language of Legs
183
Hands Down
186
Talking Heads
193
Group Behavior
246
Interview Strategies
250
Listen Up
255
Smoke Signals
260
Things We Have
263
Speech Characteristics
272
Negative Body Language
291
Mean Streets
299
Autocratic Behavior
310
Bipolar Disorders
318
Whats In A Name
322
Conclusion
324
Appendix A Word Choices
326
Appendix B Occupational Clues
328
Appendix C Ego Defenses
330
Appendix D Verbal Tells
332
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Mark H. Ford, JD is a attorney and body language expert with degrees in law, the behaviroal sciences, and real estate. He has taught courses in jury selection and trial psychology for the Oklahoma Bar Association, and vo-tech courses in using psychology to sell real estate. His professional publications include "Trial Psychology" for the OBA/YLD Desk Manual and CD-Rom; "Tyrannosaurus Lex" for the Legal Secretaries Association, and "The Technology and Psychology of Modern Litigation" as well as "The psychology of Jury Selection" for a OBA continuing education seminar. In addition, he has published four other self-help books entitled "Self-Improvement of Relationship Skills Through Body Language", "Personal Power", "Survivors Manual", and "The New Art of Body Languag.

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