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Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior : Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction - Robert S. Feldman

Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior

Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction

By: Robert S. Feldman (Editor), Bernard Rime (Editor), Keith Oatley (Editor), Antony Manstead (Editor)

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Published: 25th November 1991
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This volume provides a broad and comprehensive overview of current theory and research in the field of nonverbal behavior and details the major contemporary research areas within it. The contributions, written by prominent researchers in this area of study, consider nonverbal behavior from a broad perspective, focusing on the fundamental psychological processes that underlie the phenomenon. Several meanings of nonverbal behavior are employed throughout the volume and the contributors, whose work represents disparate research traditions and methodologies, consider biological and neuropsychological approaches, cognitive processes, gestures, facial expressions, and other symbolic behavior. The papers are united by a shared conviction that nonverbal behavior represents an important phenomenon with implications both for people's understanding of their own phenomenological and emotional worlds and for the nature of their social interactions with others.

"...a set of state-of-the-art summaries, all of them informative and some truly excellent..." Robert M. Krauss, Contemporary Psychology "...will serve well as a useful reference for those wishing to learn of recent developments in the study of facial expressions, expressiveness, interpersonal coordination, neuropsychology of expression, voice and emotion, and gesture in relation to speech." Adam Kendon, Semiotica

Prefacep. vii
List of contributorsp. xiii
Biological approaches to nonverbal behavior
Neuropsychology of facial expressionp. 3
Brain pathology, lateralization, and nonverbal behaviorp. 31
Sociodevelopmental approaches to nonverbal behavior
The development of facial expressions in infancyp. 73
Toward an ecology of expressiveness: Family socialization in particular and a model in generalp. 106
Affective and cognitive processes
Facial expression: Methods, means, and mouesp. 163
Voice and emotionp. 200
Gesture and speechp. 239
Individual differences and social adaptation
Expressiveness as an individual differencep. 285
Social competence and nonverbal behaviorp. 329
Nonverbal behavior and self-presentation: A developmental perspectivep. 351
Interpersonal processes
Interpersonal coordination: Behavior matching and interactional synchronyp. 401
Symbolic nonverbal behavior: Talking through gesturesp. 433
A functional approach to nonverbal exchangep. 458
Author indexp. 497
Subject indexp. 503
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ISBN: 9780521367004
ISBN-10: 052136700X
Series: Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 25th November 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.78