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Nonverbal Communication
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Nonverbal Communication
An Applied Approach

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Nonverbal Communication

May 2020 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Nonverbal Communication: An Applied Approach teaches students the fundamentals of nonverbal communication by making connections between the principles they learn and the everyday communication they perform and interpret. Award-winning teacher and author Jonathan M. Bowman uses a narrative style and an applied approach that is informed by the important theories and research-driven knowledge of this interdisciplinary area of study. The approach encourages students to understand the relevancy of nonverbal codes by exploring applications sooner rather than in the latter half of their course. Bowman brings in a unique focus on culture and social justice, demonstrating how nonverbal communication shapes how we interact in a diverse society.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Chapter 1: Nonverbal Communication Origins
Models of Communication

 
Defining Nonverbal Communication

 
Why Isn’t ASL Considered Nonverbal?

 
Nonverbal Communication Primacy

 
Nonverbal Communication Channels

 
A Summary of Nonverbal Communication Origins

 
Closing Questions

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 2: Nonverbal Communication Features
Principles of Nonverbal Messaging

 
Digital vs. Analog Representations

 
Message Processing

 
Nonverbal Communication—Our Innate Ability

 
A Summary of Nonverbal Communication Features

 
Closing Questions

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 3: Identity and the Nonverbal Codes
Managing Identities

 
Identity, Relationships, and Nonverbal Codes

 
Prominent Nonverbal Codes

 
A Summary of Identity and the Nonverbal Codes

 
Closing Questions

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 4: Kinesics: Engaging Motion and Gestures
Kinesics

 
Communication, Movement, and the Face

 
Communication, Movement, and the Hands and Body

 
A Summary of Kinesics: Engaging Motion and Gestures

 
Closing Questions

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 5: Proxemics: Engaging Personal Space and Interpersonal Distance
Proxemics

 
Proxemic Violations

 
Interactional Motivations

 
A Summary of Proxemics: Engaging Personal Space and Interpersonal Distance

 
Closing Questions

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 6: Haptics: Engaging Physical Contact and Touch
Haptics and Human Development

 
Classifying Touch

 
Diverse Attitudes Toward Touch

 
Affection Exchange Theory

 
Attachment Theory

 
A Summary of Haptics: Engaging Physical Contact and Touch

 
Closing Questions

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 7: Oculesics: Engaging Gaze and Other Eye Behaviors
Oculesics

 
Oculesics and Emotional Displays

 
A Summary of Oculesics: Engaging Gaze and Other Eye Behaviors

 
Closing Questions

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 8: Vocalics: Engaging the Voice and Other Vocalizations
Vocal Characteristics

 
Communication Accommodation Theory

 
A Summary of Vocalics: Engaging the Voice and Other Vocalizations

 
Closing Questions

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 9: Physical Appearance: Engaging Identity and Physical Features
Identity and Self-Esteem

 
Theories of Identity

 
Group Membership

 
In-Groups and Out-Groups

 
Appearance and Identity

 
Tie-Signs and Expressions of Uniqueness

 
A Summary of Physical Appearance: Engaging Identity and Physical Features

 
Closing Questions

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 10: Environmental Elements: Engaging Fixed and Semi-Fixed Features
Environmental Elements

 
Fixed-Feature Environmental Elements

 
Use and Volume of Space

 
Semi-Fixed-Feature Environmental Elements

 
A Summary of Environmental Elements: Engaging Fixed and Semi-Fixed Features

 
Closing Questions

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 11: Chronemics and Olfactics: Cultural Codes of Time and Scent
Codes and Culture

 
Group Membership Revisited

 
Chronemics

 
Olfactics

 
A Summary of Chronemics and Olfactics: Cultural Codes of Time and Scent

 
Closing Questions

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 12: Nonverbal Communication Moving Forward
Nonverbal Communication in Review

 
Absorbing Popular Media, Moving Forward

 
Examining Ethical Behavior, Moving Forward

 
Recognizing Diverse Perspectives, Moving Forward

 
Assessing the Self, Moving Forward

 
Applying Nonverbal Principles Across Contexts, Moving Forward

 
A Summary of Nonverbal Communication Moving Forward

 
Closing Questions

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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Nonverbal Communication: An Applied Approach offers a broad and valuable insight into the interplay of one of the most important, undervalued, and powerful modes of communication in all of human interaction. In essence, it provides a useful guide for maneuvering and navigating this complex world with some particularly intriguing tools for the road ahead.”

Raymond Blanton
The University of the Incarnate Word

“This is the textbook to choose if you are like me and looking for one with accessible and relevant content —so that your students will actually read out of class—while also having the kinds of thought-provoking activities and questions that you can teach from and use for guiding meaningful discussion in class.”

Trey Guinn
The University of the Incarnate Word

“This text has a different, interesting structure. It will help students relate the nonverbal codes to various important contexts that I believe they will appreciate, and integrates several important theories that will benefit students.”

Sara N. Morgan
Old Dominion University

“This text provides multiple activities, cases, and critical thinking opportunities to re-engage the disengaged.”

Robin N. Williamson
University of St. Thomas-Houston

“The boxed features of each chapter add variety to the text and provide stimulus to challenge our students’ assumptions or thoughts.”

Naomi Bell O’Neil
Clarion University of Pennsylvania