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The SAGE Handbook of Nonverbal Communication

The SAGE Handbook of Nonverbal Communication

August 2006 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This Handbook 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.

Valerie Manusov and Miles L. Patterson
Howard Giles and Beth A. Le Poire
Introduction: The Ubiquity and Social Meaningfulness of Nonverbal Communiction
Part I: Foundations
Mark L. Knapp
1: An Historical Overview of Nonverbal Research
Miles L. Patterson
2: The Evolution of Theories of Interactive Behavior
Heather M. Gray and Nalini Ambady
3: Methods for the Study of Nonverbal Communication
Jessica L. Lakin
4: Automatic Cognitive Processes and Nonverbal Communication
Ronald E. Riggio
5: Nonverbal Skills and Abilities
Janet Beavin Bavelas and Nichole Chovil
6: Nonverbal and Verabl Communication: Hand Gestures and Facial Displays as Part of Language Use in Face-to-Face Dialouge
Part II: Factors of Influence
Ross Buck and Stacie Renfro Powers
7: The Biological Foundations of Social Organization: The Dynamic Emergence of Social Structure Through Nonverbal Communication
Kory Floyd
8: An Evolutionary Approach to Understanding Nonverbal Communicaiton
Robert Gifford
9: Personality and Nonverbal Behavior: A Complex Conundrum
Roberts S. Feldman and James M. Tyler
10: Factoring in Age: Nonverbal Communication Across the Life Span
Judith A. Hall
11: Women's and Men's Nonverbal Communication: Similarities, Differences, Stereotypes, and Origins
David Matsumoto
12: Culture and Nonverbal Behavior
Valerie Manusov and Adam Jaworski
13: Casting Nonverbal Behavior in the Media: Representations and Responses
Part III: Functions
Peter A. Andersen, Laura K. Guerrero, and Susanne M. Jones
14: Nonverbal Behavior in Intimate Interactions and Intimate Relationships
Judee K. Burgoon and Norah E. Dunbar
15: Nonverbal Expressions of Dominance and Power in Human Relationships
Alan J. Fridlund and James A. Russell
16: The Functions of Facial Expressions: What's in a Face?
Caroline F. Keating
17: Why and How the Silent Self Speaks Volumes: Functional Approaches to Nonverbal Impression Management
Aldert Vrij
18: Nonverbal Communication and Deception
Joseph N. Cappella and Darren M. Schreiber
19: The Interaction Management Function of Nonverbal Cues: Theory and Research About Mutual Behavorial Influence in Face-to-Face Settings
Linda Tickle-Degnen
20: Nonverbal Behavior and its Functions in the Ecosystem of Rapport
Part IV: Contexts and Consequences
Patricia Noller
21: Nonverbal Cues in Close Relationships
James C. McCroskey, Virginia P. Richmond, and Linda L. McCroskey
22: Nonverbal Communicaiton in Instructional Contexts
Jeffrey D. Robinson
23: Nonverbal Communication and Physician-Patient Interaction: Review and New Directions
Joseph B. Wather
24: Nonverbal Dynamics in Computer-Mediated Communication or :( and the Net :( 's with You, :) and You :) Alone
John F. Dovidio, Michelle Hebl, Jennifer Richeson, and J. Nicole Shelton
25: Nonverbal Communication, Race, and Intergroup Interaction
Martin S. Remland
26: Uses and Consequences of Nonverbal Communication in the Context of Organizational Life
Part V: Final Thoughts
Miles L. Patterson and Valerie Manusov
Nonverbal Communication: Basic Issues and Future Prospects

"Manusov and Patterson present a comprehensive collection of consistently excellent essays written by some of the best minds in the field of nonverbal communication. This is an unusually strong collection of essays, and the editors have done an outstanding job of choosing topics and authors. Highly recommended."

S. A. Rollman
James Madison University
Key features
  • Comprehensive, for someone wishing to know more about nonverbal communication, this book provides a single place to learn about this valuable communication system. 
  • Nonverbal communication is consequential; this volume shows the importance of nonverbal cues to a range of important personal and social concerns. 
  • Written by the people who do the research; unlike a textbook, this volume is made up of chapters, each written by the people who know that part of the study of nonverbal communication best. 
  • Nonverbal communication is adaptive and serves a variety of different functions in social settings and the section on Functions of Nonverbal Communication clearly shows this.

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