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NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION IN HUMAN INTERACTION is the most comprehensive and readable compendium of research and theory on nonverbal communication available today. Written by a communication scholar and two social psychologists, the book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of nonverbal communication that shows how it affects a wide variety of academic interests. The theory and research included in this text comes from scholars with a wide variety of academic backgrounds, including communication, anthropology, counseling, psychology, psychiatry, and linguistics. The eighth edition includes new material on nonverbal messages and technology/media that covers the increasing amount of communication that is mediated by some form of technology and newly added text boxes that acquaint readers with cutting-edge research questions and findings, and appeal to the real-life concerns of students.
- The text has been completely updated with the most recent research in nonverbal communication.
- Due to the increasing amount of communication that is mediated by some form of technology, we added new material throughout the book on nonverbal messages and technology/media.
- Newly added text boxes acquaint readers with cutting-edge research questions and findings, and appeal to the real-life concerns of students.
- Written by a communication scholar and two social psychologists, the book offers a scholarly, readable, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of nonverbal communication.
- The theory and research included in this text comes from scholars with a wide variety of academic backgrounds, including communication, anthropology, counseling, psychology, psychiatry, and linguistics.
- Extensive visuals and an engaging writing style help students easily understand and relate to the text's content.
- Both students and established scholars will benefit from the in-depth coverage of research and the rich bibliography.
1. Nonverbal Communication: Basic Perspectives.
2. The Roots of Nonverbal Behavior.
3. The Ability to Receive and Send Nonverbal Signals.
PART II: THE COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT.
4. The Effects of the Environment on Human Communication.
5. The Effects of Territory and Personal Space on Human Communication.
PART III: THE COMMUNICATORS.
6. The Effects of Physical Characteristics on Human Communication.
PART IV: THE COMMUNICATORS' BEHAVIOR.
7. The Effects of Gesture and Posture on Human Communication.
8. The Effects of Touch on Human Communication.
9. The Effects of the Face on Human Communication.
10. The Effects of Eye Behavior on Human Communication.
11. The Effects of Vocal Cues that Accompany Spoken Words.
PART V: COMMUNICATING IMPORTANT MESSAGES.
12. Using Nonverbal Behavior in Daily Interaction.
13. Nonverbal Messages in Special Contexts.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
Online Instructor's Resource Manual
The Instructor's Manual contains resources designed to streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation. This helpful manual includes suggestions for developing a course syllabus, chapter outlines, class-tested activities and exercises, technology resources, test items, and assessment tests. Each chapter includes a chapter outline; a list of key terms with definitions; suggestions for individual, group, and class activities; and true/false, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and essay test items. The activities provide innovative ways to present relevant concepts in each chapter, including group projects, out-of-class assignments, role plays, lecture ideas, and audio-visual suggestions.