Nonverbal Communication

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Allyn & Bacon, Nov 1, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 509 pages
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Drawing significantly on both classic and contemporary research, Nonverbal Communication uses modern examples to illustrate nonverbal communication in readers' lived experiences. This new edition, authored by three of the foremost scholars in nonverbal communication, builds on the approach pioneered by Burgoon, Buller and Woodall which focused on both the features and the functions that comprise the nonverbal signaling system. Grounded in the latest multidisciplinary research and theory, Nonverbal Communication strives to remain very practical, providing both information and application to aid in comprehension.

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Contents

part one Introduction
1
Sociocultural Influences on Nonverbal
29
BioEvolutionary Influences on Nonverbal
58
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Laura K. Guerrero has been at Arizona State since 1996 where she teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses on relational communication, nonverbal communication, statistics, and research methods. Her research focuses on communication in close relationships, emphasizing nonverbal messages, emotion, and the "dark and bright sides of interpersonal communication. She is the co-author/co-editor of "Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships" (Erlbaum), "The Nonverbal Communication Reader, Third Edition" (Waveland Press), "Nonverbal Communication" (Pearson), and the "Handbook of Communication and Emotion" (Academic Press).

Kory Floyd is associate professor of human communication and director of the communication sciences laboratory at Arizona State University. He holds a PhD in communication from University of Arizona, an MA in speech from University of Washington, and a BA in English literature from Western Washington University. His research focuses on the communication of affection in families and other personal relationships, and on the interplay between communication behaviors and physiological processes. He has received a number of awards for his research, including the New Scholar of the Year award from the International Network on Personal Relationships.

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