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The Nonverbal Communication Book


Contents in Brief Kendall Hunt


Welcome to The Nonverbal Communication Book


Part One. Foundations of Nonverbal Communication

1.      Introducing Nonverbal Communication


Part Two. The Codes of Nonverbal Communication

2.      Body Messages

3.      Facial Messages

4.      Eye Messages

5.      Artifactual Messages

6.      Space Messages

7.      Touch Messages

8.      Paralanguage and Silence Messages

9.      Time Messages


Part Three. Putting It All Together

10.  Attraction, Deception, Immediacy, and Power



A.    Researching Nonverbal Communication

B.     Creating a Video on Nonverbal Communication


Glossary of 200 Nonverbal Communication Concepts







Contents in Detail


Welcome to the Nonverbal Communication Book [Preface]


Part One. Foundations of Nonverbal Communication


Chapter 1 Introducing Nonverbal Communication

The Nature of Human Communication

Communication Context

Senders and Receivers




The Nature of Nonverbal Communication

The Areas of Nonverbal Communication

The Myths and Truths of Nonverbal Communication

The Benefits of Studying Nonverbal Communication

Some General Benefits

Some Specific Benefits

Ten Principles of Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Messages Interact with Verbal Messages

Nonverbal Messages Help Manage Impressions

Nonverbal Messages Help Form and Define Relationships

Nonverbal Messages Structure Conversations

Nonverbal Messages Are Rule Governed

Nonverbal Messages Can Influence and Deceive

Nonverbal Messages Are Crucial for Expressing Emotions

Nonverbal Messages May be Intentional or Unintentional

Nonverbal Messages Are Ambiguous

Nonverbal Messages Are Influenced by Culture, Gender, and Individual Differences


Key Terms

And in Addition



Diagramming a Model of Human Communication

Identifying Nonverbal Communication

Explaining the Values of Nonverbal Communication Study

Paraphrasing and Identifying the Interaction of Verbal and Nonverbal Messages

Explaining “Getting to Know You”

[Identifying Gender Differences]

Paraphrasing and Illustrating the Principles of Nonverbal Messages


Part Two. The Codes of Nonverbal Communication


Chapter 2. Body Messages

The Body General

Body Type

Body Height

Body Weight

Body Disabilities

Body Movements




Affect Displays


Body Posture





Key Terms

And in Addition



[Exploring Body Types]

Identifying the Connection between Body Type and Personality

[Estimating Heights]

              Explaining and Exemplifying the Five Body Gestures

              Identifying the Meanings of the Three Postures

On the Job

Smile, Smile, Smile

Leadership Material

Politeness in Nonverbal Communication

Being polite with body messages

If you want to

Sell a car/refrigerator/house

Signal interest in/attraction to/liking for another person


Chapter 3. Facial Messages

Face Communication

Facial Shape and Size

Facial Emotional Expression

Facial Recognition and Judgments

The Smile

Facial Management

To Qualify

To Modulate

To Falsify

Facial Styles

The Facial Feedback Hypothesis

Emotional Contagion

Culture and Facial Expression


Key Terms

And in Addition



[Describing Facial Movements]

Distinguishing Smiles

Identifying Facial Management Strategies

Recognizing First Impression Tendencies

 [Testing the Facial Feedback Hypothesis]     

On the Job

Blanked Expressor

Displaying Authority


      Being polite with facial messages

If you want to:

Flirt/express romantic interest/initiate a relationship

Demonstrate credibility/competence/character/charisma


Chapter 4. Eye Messages

Purposes of Eye Movements

To Help You Think

To Reveal and to Conceal Emotions

To Regulate Conversation

To Change Psychological Distance

To Include and to Exclude Others

Types of Eye Movements

Pupil Dilation

Culture and Gender Differences


Key Terms

And in Addition



[Expressing Meanings through Eye Communication]

Distinguishing Right and Left Movers

Identifying Eye Movement Functions

Explaining Eye Behavior Impressions

Identifying Pupil Dilation in Advertisements

On the Job



Over Your Shoulder


Being polite with eye messages

If you want to:

Show supportiveness/empathy/concern

Express agreement/approval


Chapter 5. Artifactual Messages

Color Communication

Colors and Personality

Colors and Culture

Space Decoration

Space Decoration and Person Perceptions

Space Decoration and Product Perceptions

Space Decoration and Emotional Perceptions



Gender, Cultural, and Religious Identification


Occupation and Group Identification

Social Awareness, Social Consciousness

Personality and Inner Feelings

Cosmetic Clothing


Message Sending Clothing

Body Adornment



Body Piercing and Tattoos

Smell Messages

            Functions of Smell

            Smell Phenomena


Key Terms

And in Addition



[Identifying Clothing]

Explaining Color Meanings

Using Colors to Create a Product Image

Identifying Product Placement

Designing a Living Space

Clothing the Superhero

Illustrating the Functions of Clothing

Explaining the Holidays Nonverbally

On the Job

The Power Desk

Clothing Appropriateness

Artifactual Code


Being polite with artifactual messages

If you want to:

Ace the job interview

Dominate or control the conversation


Chapter 6. Space Messages

Proxemic Distances

Theories of Space

Protection Theory

Equilibrium Theory

Expectancy Violations Theory

Crowding and Privacy




Types of Territories

Territorial Encroachment

Reactions to Encroachment

Territorial Markers


Key Terms

And in Addition



[Identifying Your Own Use of Space]

Illustrating Proxemic Distances

Creating Seating Arrangements

Identifying the Factors Contributing to Crowding

Describing Your Privacy Settings

Selecting Seats at the Company Meeting

Examining Your Territories

Using Markers Effectively

On the Job

Close Talking

Space Hog

Space Invasion

Politeness in Nonverbal Communication

Being polite with spatial messages

If you want to:

Appear approachable/friendly/open

Appear likeable/attractive/friendly


Chapter 7. Touch Communication

The Meanings of Touch

Touch and Compliance

Tie Signs

Touch Avoidance and Touch Deprivation

            Touch Avoidance

            Touch Deprivation

Touch Differences

Status, Gender, and Touching

Relationship Stage and Touching

Culture and Touching


Key Terms

And in Addition



[Explaining Who Touches Whom]

Shaking Hands

Identifying the Meanings of Touch

[Recognizing the 14 Touch Tie Signs]

Relationships and Touching

On the Job

Shake or Hug

Too Much Touching

Nonverbal Politeness

Being polite with touch messages

If you want to:

To show rapport/similarity/understanding

To apologize/gain forgiveness/lessen a bad impression


Chapter 8. Paralanguage and Silence



Paralanguage and People

Paralanguage and Communication Effectiveness

Paralanguage and Conversational Regulation


Culture and Silence

The Spiral of Silence

The Ethics of Silence


Key Terms

And in Addition



[Regulating Paralanguage]

Expressing Praise and Criticism

Distinguishing between Literal and Opposite Meanings

Identifying and Illustrating the Functions of Silence

Making Silence Decisions

On the Job

The Monotone

Unwanted Interruptions

Voicing Disagreement

Nonverbal Politeness

Being polite with paralanguage messages

Being polite with silence messages

If you want to:

Be especially clear/unambiguous/understandable

Appear confident/in control/at ease/without apprehension


Chapter 9. Time Messages

Psychological Time

Past Orientation

Present Orientation

Future Orientation

Interpersonal Time


Wait Time

Lead Time



Talk Time

Work Time

Relationship Time

Synchronicity and Asynchronicity

Response Time

Cultural Time

Formal and Informal Time

Monochronism and Polychronism

Displaced and Diffused Orientation

The Social Clock

Biological Time


Daytime Preferences  

Time Management


Key Terms

And in Addition



[Identifying Your Psychological Time Orientation]

Distinguishing between Appropriate and Inappropriate Time Responses

Explaining Interpersonal Time

Analyzing Time Expressions

Making Self-Disclosure Decisions

Charting Your Biorhythms

[Identifying Your Daytime Orientation]

Analyzing Your Own Time Management


On the Job

Workplace Promptness



Being polite with time messages

If you want to:

Appear a professional leader/in control of the situation, especially at meetings

Express intimacy/connection/liking for/warmth/affection


Part Three. Putting It All Together


Chapter 10. Attraction, Deception, Immediacy, Power


Principles of Attraction   

Increasing Attractiveness


Principles of Lying

Increasing Lie Detection Ability


Principles of Immediacy

Increasing Immediacy


Principles of Power

Increasing Power


Key Terms

And in Addition



Describing Attraction In Your Life

Describing Lying In Your Life

Describing Immediacy In Your Life

Describing Power In Your Life


Appendix A. Researching Nonverbal Communication

Appendix B. Creating a Video on Nonverbal Communication

Glossary of 200 Nonverbal Communication Concepts





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