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Nonverbal Communication

Studies and Applications

Sixth Edition

Nina-Jo Moore, Mark Hickson, III, and Don W. Stacks

Publication Date - December 2013

ISBN: 9780199990252

544 pages
Paperback
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $79.95

An innovative "sensory" approach to nonverbal communication that uses the latest research and practice to capture all of the senses

Description

Providing a thoughtful balance of theory and practice, Nonverbal Communication: Studies and Applications, Sixth Edition, offers students an engaging, sophisticated, and up-to-date introduction to the field. Nina-Jo Moore, Mark Hickson, III, and Don W. Stacks, use examples from everyday life and television to help students understand how nonverbal communication affects the real world.

New to this Edition

  • * Updated research in the field, including more than 250 new sources from a variety of disciplines
  • * Additional material on Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
  • * Greater focus on sex and gender
  • * New "Student Voices" feature that applies theories to everyday life
  • * Relevant and contemporary examples, including coverage of plastic surgery, tattooing, social media, and internet communication

About the Author(s)

Nina-Jo Moore is Professor of Communication at Appalachian State University.

Mark Hickson, III, is Professor of Communication at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Don W. Stacks is Professor of Strategic Communication at the University Of Miami.

Previous Publication Date(s)

December 2009

Reviews

"This is an excellently written and timely book on nonverbal communication."--Merry Buchanan, University of Central Oklahoma

"Nonverbal Communication's tangible, practical, and useful perspective is the book's greatest strength."--Maureen Keeley, Texas State University

"This well-organized text presents nonverbal communication research, theory, and application in a logical, easy-to-understand format."--Diana Nagy, University of Florida

"Nonverbal Communication is a comprehensive jewel that introduces nonverbal communication to students in a way that demystifies the theoretical frameworks and research traditions that are necessary to appreciating the depth of the discipline."--Rosalind Baty, Baylor University

Table of Contents

    PREFACE
    ABOUT THE AUTHORS
    INTRODUCTION
    1. Foundations of Nonverbal Communication
    Basic Definitions
    --Considerations for Definitions
    Approaches to Nonverbal Communication
    --Theoretical Approaches
    --Disciplinary Approaches
    --Methodological Approaches
    Nonverbal Functions and Subcodes
    --Touch and Space
    --Physical Appearance
    --Body Movements and Gestures
    --Vocalics
    --Covert Body/Temporal Communication
    --Nonverbal Functions
    Nonverbal Communication and Perception
    --Process Structure
    --Age
    --Culture and Race
    --Status
    --Gender
    --The Importance of Research in the Study of Nonverbal Communication
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    SECTION ONE. STUDIES AND SUBCODES
    2. Haptics (Touch)
    Animal Studies
    Tactile Development and Humans
    --Types and Functions of Touch
    --Factors Influencing Touch
    --Frequency of Contact
    Violations of Haptic Expectations
    --Substitutes for "Real Touch"
    Functional Approach to Touch
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    3. Proxemics (Personal Space)
    Proxemics
    Personal Space
    --Classification Schemes
    --Definitions and Need
    Factors Influencing Distancing Expectations
    --Age Differences
    --Sex Differences
    --Cultural Differences
    --Racial Differences
    --Status, Personality, and Liking
    --Environmental Structuring
    Violations of Personal Space
    Other Violations
    Functions of Personal Space
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    4. Proxemics (Territory and Environment)
    Territory
    --Animal Correlates of Territoriality
    --Human Correlates of Territoriality
    --Territorial Claims
    --Purposes of Territory
    Environment
    --Room Color and Aesthetic Appreciation
    --Room Size and Shape
    --Temperature and Humidity
    --Environmental Structuring
    --Architecture
    Functions of Territory and the Environment
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    5. Physical Appearance: Impressions of the Body
    Physical Attractiveness
    --Social Interaction
    --Sex Appeal
    The Body
    --Body Shape
    --Weight and Attitude
    --Body Image
    Stigmas
    Functions
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    6. Body Alterations and Coverings
    Body Alterations
    --Hair and Hairstyles
    --The Skin: Cosmetics and Colorings
    --Additions
    --Tattoos, Body Piercing, and Branding
    Clothing
    --Purposes of Clothing
    --Functions of Clothing
    --Clothing and Success
    --Accessories
    Functions
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    7. Kinesics: The Study of Human Body Movements
    Principles
    --Putting Principles to Work
    --Categories in Kinesics
    --Birdwhistell's Linguistic Analogy
    --Morris' Derivation System
    --Mehrabian's Functional Approach
    --Ekman and Friesen's Cumulative Structure
    Functions
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    8. A Practical Functional Approach to Kinesics
    Variables that Influence Kinesics
    --Culture
    --Sex/Gender
    --Left- and Right-Handedness
    --Relationship with Language
    --Decoding
    Functions
    --Identification and Self-Presentation
    --Control of the Interaction
    --Relationship of Interactants
    --Display of Cognitive Information
    --Display of Affective Information
    --Deception and Leakage
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    9. Vocalics (Paralanguage)
    Definitions
    Sound and Its Attributes
    Paravocal Communication
    Vocalic Functions
    --The "Normal" Conversation
    --Identification and Self-Presentation
    --Controlling Interaction
    --Regulating the Conversation
    --Relationship of Interactants
    --Display of Cognitive Information
    --Display of Affective Information
    --Deception
    --Other Encoding and Decoding Aspects of Vocalics
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    10. The Covert Subcodes: Biofeedback, Olfaction, and Chronemics
    Feedback Systems
    --Gustatory Systems
    --Biofeedback Systems
    --Mood and Emotion
    Olfaction
    --What Is Olfaction?
    --Olfactory Processes
    --Olfactory Identification
    --Olfactory Influence
    --Olfactory Memory
    Time (Chronemics)
    --The Structure of Time
    --Bruneau's Chronemic Structures
    --Culture and Time
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    SECTION TWO. APPLICATIONS
    11. Nonverbal Communication in Social Situations
    Meeting Others
    --General Characteristics
    --Intimate Behavior
    --Environment, Proxemics, Chronemics
    --Computer Mediated Relationship Building
    Cross-Sex Friendships
    Same-Sex Relationships
    --Male-Male Nonverbal Communication
    --Female-Female Nonverbal Communication
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    12. Nonverbal Communication in the Family
    The Home
    --Spatiotemporal Dimensions
    --Kinesic Factors
    --Vocalic Factors
    --Physical Appearance
    --Review
    Nonverbal Communication in the Marriage and Committed Relationships
    --Environmental Factors
    --Space
    --Touch
    --Kinesics and Vocalics
    --Chronemics
    --Physical Appearance
    The Expanding Family--Children and the Family Relationship
    --Nonverbal Communication in Children
    Nonverbal Communication with the Elderly
    --Environment and Space
    --Touch
    --Vocalics
    --Physical Appearance
    --Kinesics
    --Chronemics and Olfaction
    --Review
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    13. Nonverbal Communication at Work
    Nonverbal Relational Messages
    General Nonverbal Considerations
    --Spatiotemporal Dimensions
    --Overt Body Dimensions
    --Physical Appearance
    --Impression Management
    --Review
    The Performance Appraisal Interview
    Nonverbal Interaction in Particular Professions
    --The Teacher in the Classroom
    --The Attorney in Court
    --The Health Care Industry
    --The Business Person in a Leadership Position
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    14. The Future of Nonverbal Communication: A Review
    What We Know About Nonverbal Communication
    Where Is the Study of Nonverbal Communication Going?
    General Review
    APPENDIX. Methods of Nonverbal Communication Research
    Nonverbal Research
    --Review of the Literature
    --Theoretical Perspective
    --Methodology
    --Data Collection
    --Data Analysis and Application
    Limitations of Nonverbal Communication Research
    An Example of Context
    Summary
    Questions for Thought
    GLOSSARY
    REFERENCES
    AUTHOR INDEX
    SUBJECT INDEX