Nonverbal Communication (Body Language)

body language

body language, nonverbal communication by means of facial expessions, eye behavior, gestures, posture, and the like. Body language expresses emotions, feelings, and attitudes, sometimes even contradicting the messages conveyed by spoken language. Some nonverbal expressions are understood by people in all cultures; other expressions are particular to specific cultures. Kinesics, the scientific study of body language, was pioneered by the anthropologist Ray L. Birdwhistell, who wrote Introduction to Kinesics (1952).

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Nonverbal Communication (Body Language): Selected full-text books and articles

Nonverbal Communication By Judee K. Burgoon; Laura K. Guerrero; Kory Floyd Routledge, 2016
Applications of Nonverbal Communication By Ronald E. Riggio; Robert S. Feldman Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005
Gesture and Thought By David McNeill University of Chicago Press, 2005
Nonverbal Communication: Where Nature Meets Culture By Ullica Segerstrîle; Peter Molnár Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997
Nonverbal Behavior in Clinical Settings By Pierre Philippot; Robert S. Feldman; Erik J. Coats Oxford University Press, 2003
Children's Unspoken Language By Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon Jessica Kingsley, 2003
Skilled Interpersonal Communication: Research, Theory, and Practice By David Dickson; Owen Hargie Routledge, 2004 (4th edition)
Librarian's tip: Chap. 3 "Nonverbal Communication"
Silent Messages in Negotiations: The Role of Nonverbal Communication in Cross-Cultural Business Negotiations By Chu, Yun; Strong, William F.; Ma, Jianyu; Greene, Walter E Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, Vol. 9, No. 2, July 2005
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Nonverbal and Verbal Communication in "Involved" and "Casual" Relationships among College Students By McGinty, Kristen; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty E College Student Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, March 2003
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