provides an up-to-date discussion of the central issues in nonverbal communication and examines the research that informs these issues. Editors Valerie Manusov and Miles Patterson bring together preeminent scholars, from a range of disciplines, to reveal the strength of nonverbal behavior as an integral part of communication. Key Features
- Offers a comprehensive overview: This book provides a single resource for learning about this valuable communication system. It is structured into four sections: foundations of nonverbal communication, factors influencing nonverbal communication, functions of nonverbal communication, and important contexts and consequences of nonverbal communication.
- Represents a wide range of expertise and issues: The chapters in this book are written by contributing authors from across disciplines whose work focuses on nonverbal communication. This interdisciplinary volume explores the points of dissention and cohesion in this large body of scholarship.
- Examines the social impact of nonverbal communication: Nonverbal communication is central to socially meaningful outcomes of communication interactions across all relationship types. This volume shows the importance of nonverbal cues to a range of important personal and social concerns and in a variety of social settings.