You are here

Sage online ordering services are currently unavailable due to network disruption. We are working to restore service as soon as possible. In the meantime, our books are still available widely via retailers and online. Currently we are only able to supply digital inspection copies. These can be requested via this site, or direct from Vitalsource and Kortext. If you need a print copy, please contact your local Academic Sales Consultant, who will be able to arrange to send this once our systems are back online.

If you need further assistance please visit our Contact us page for further information. Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the inconvenience.

Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication
An Applied Approach

Second Edition

July 2024 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Nonverbal Communication: An Applied Approach, Second Edition teaches students the fundamentals of nonverbal communication in a way that helps them see the connections between the principles they learn and the everyday communication they perform and interpret. Nonverbal Communication: An Applied Approach has taken a narrative style and applied approach that is informed by the important theories and research-driven knowledge of this interdisciplinary area of study. This approach encourages students to understand the relevancy of nonverbal codes right away, instead of waiting until the second half of the course to explore applications. Author Jonathan Bowman also brings in a unique focus on diversity and social justice, demonstrating how nonverbal communication shapes and molds how we interact in a diverse society. The Second Edition includes updated examples, a new Upgrade feature box examining the impact of digital experiences across the course of the lifespan, and updated key terms, guiding and closing questions, citations, photos, and figures. 
About the Author
Chapter 1 • Nonverbal Communication Origins
Chapter 2 • Nonverbal Communication Features
Chapter 3 • Identity and the Nonverbal Codes
Chapter 4 • Kinesics: Engaging Motion and Gestures
Chapter 5 • Proxemics: Engaging Personal Space and Interpersonal Distance
Chapter 6 • Haptics: Engaging Physical Contact and Touch
Chapter 7 • Oculesics: Engaging Gaze and Other Eye Behaviors
Chapter 8 • Vocalics: Engaging the Voice and Other Vocalizations
Chapter 9 • Physical Appearance: Engaging Identity and Physical Features
Chapter 10 • Environmental Elements: Engaging Fixed and Semi-Fixed Features
Chapter 11 • Chronemics and Olfactics: Cultural Codes of Time and Scent
Chapter 12 • Nonverbal Communication Moving Forward


Instructor Resource Site
Instructor Resource Site 
Online resources included with this text 
The online resources for your text are available via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site, which offers access to all text-specific resources, including a test bank and editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides. 

For additional information, custom options, or to request a personalized walkthrough of these resources, please contact your sales representative.