Nonverbal Communication: Forms and Functions by Peter A. Andersen
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Nonverbal Communication
Forms and Functions
Second Edition
The second edition of this meticulously researched volume continues to be based on the best and most current theory and research in the field of nonverbal communication. The author skillfully organizes his work conceptually around the major functions, purposes, and uses of nonverbal communication—a most effective, relevant, and intellectually rich approach. A comprehensive introduction to the field familiarizes the reader with the definition of and neurophysiological explanations for nonverbal communication and the structure of nonverbal message codes, after which biological and cultural differences are explored. In the chapters that follow, the author examines the impact of emotion, anxiety and arousal, communication avoidance, immediacy and intimacy, as well as the functions of nonverbal communication, including power, intimacy, and deception. The discussion of important communication theories, as well as ethical issues, completes this thorough treatment of one of the fastest-growing communication research areas.
Table of Contents

1. Nonverbal Communication and Language: Distinctions and Connections
Defining Nonverbal Communication / Differences Between Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

2. The Body Codes of Nonverbal Communication
Physical Appearance / Kinesics / Oculesics / Proxemics / Haptics

3. The Contextual Codes of Nonverbal Communication
Vocalics / Macroenvironments / Microenvironments / Chronemics / Olfactics

4. Cultural Cues: Nonverbal Communication in a Diverse World
Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication Codes / Locating and Defining Culture / Dimensions of Culture / The Practical Benefits of Understanding Intercultural Communication Differences

5. Gender, Sex, and Nonverbal Communication
Similarities between the Sexes / Biological Sex Differences: The Nurture of Nature / Gender Differences: Cultural Explanations / Sex Differences (and Similarities) in Nonverbal Behavior / Remediation of Sexism

Part II. AFFECTIVE EXCHANGES: Feelings and Nonverbal Communication

6. Nonverbal Communication of Emotion
The Basic Characteristics of Emotion / The Genetic Origins of Emotional Communication / Socialization, Culture, and Emotional Expression / Nonverbal Channels of Emotion / Communicating Human Emotions / Emotion as Communication

7. Communication and Stress: Nonverbal Reactions to Arousal and Anxiety
Arousal and Mood / Communication Anxiety, Apprehension, and Avoidance / Touch Avoidance / Technology, Overarousal, and Stress

8. Immediacy and Nonverbal Communication
Components of Nonverbal Immediacy / Antecedents of Immediacy / The Direct Effects Model of Immediacy

9. Nonverbal Communication of Intimacy and Affection in Close Relationships
The Dimensions of Intimacy / Verbal and Nonverbal Intimacy / Cognitive Valence Theory / Paradoxes of Intimacy

Part III. IMPLICIT INFLUENCE: Nonverbal Cues of Persuasion, Deception, and Power

10. Influencing Others through Nonverbal Communication
Influencing Attitudes and Changing Behaviors / Selling Ourselves / Ethics in Persuasion

11. Concealing and Revealing: Deception and Its Detection through Nonverbal Cues
Defining Deception / Signs of Deception / Toward a Theory of Deceptive Behavior / Deception Detection / Imagining a World without Deception

12. Positions of Power: The Nonverbal Communication of Control, Power, and Status
Physical Appearance / Kinesics / Oculesics / Proxemics / Haptics / Vocalics / Chronemics / Environment / Artifacts / Immediacy / Power Principles