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Body Language - Marco Pacori

This is a comprhensive site dealing with various aspects of nonverbal communication. Of special note is its international focus. It was developed by an Italian psychotherapist, Marco Pacori. The site is available in English, and French as well as in Italian. A "Library Online" section provides a discussion of various types of nonverbal behavior.

Debunking Body Language

Janet Beavin Baveles presents a lecture that critiques some of the approaches to studying nonverbal communication that fail to take into account the integration of verbal communication along with nonverbal cues. Her lecture is presented in a RealVideo format.

Verbal and Nonverbal Communication ArtofTravel.com

In an online book entitled How to See the World, John Gregory provides practical advice about traveling with special reference to using nonverbal communications. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication is Chapater Two of the online book.

Body Language- Self Improvement Online

This page is sponsored by Self Improvement Online. It provides articles about nonverbal communication that were submitted by users of the site.

Dictionary of Gestures, Signs and Body Language Cues

This is an excellent resource compiled by David Givens. It provides examples of commonly held nonverbal meanings associated with gestures and signs.

Daniel Chandler's Non-Verbal Communication Page

As part of his Media and Communication Studies Site, Daniel Chandler includes a page of essays about nonverbal communication as well as several valuable links to resources about nonverbal expressions.

Sign Language

Learn about different aspects of American Sign Language. This page from About.com also links to dictionaries and resources for learning sign language. The expert guide for the page is Jamie Berke.

A Basic Dictionary of ASL

This page explains ASL and how the language is used in conjunction with other aspects of nonverbal communication.

Liar, Liar. Stephen Goode Source: Insight on the News, Jan 31, 2000 v16 i4 p4.

Humans as Lie Detectors: Some More Second Thoughts. Author: Thomas H. Feeley and Melissa J. Young. Source: Communication Quarterly, Spring 1998 v46 i2 p109(1). Humans lack the ability to detect deceptive communication when it is present. This review examined several explanations for this state of affairs. Twenty years of research in deception has shown that there is not a reliable set of nonverbal or verbal indicators of deceptive communication. InfoTrac

It's not what you say, it's how you say it. James P.T. Fatt. Communication World, June-July 1999 v16 i6 p37(4).

People can establish leadership and credibility through nonverbal communication skills and environmental factors. InfoTrac.

The Impact of Culture-Sameness, Gender, Foreign Travel, and Academic Background on the Ability to Interpret Facial Expression of Emotion in Others. Joy Swenson and Fred L. Casmir. Communication Quarterly, Spring 1998 v46 i2 p214(1).

Using student populations from the United States, Germany, South Africa and Japan, this study examines the ability of students to accurately interpret the facial expressions of emotions in others. InfoTrac

Talking hands. David Brittan. Technology Review, April 1996 v99 n3 p10(2).

There are four kinds of gestures that are used with speech. These are the iconics which are representations of objects, metaphorics which indicate precision, deictics which indicate location, and beats. InfoTrac

Effects of nonverbal behavior on perceptions of power bases. Herman Aguinis, Melissa M. Simonsen and Charles A. Pierce. The Journal of Social Psychology, August 1998 v138 n4 p455(15).

This research study of U.S. students, examines the effects of three forms of nonverbal behavior (facial expression, visual behavior, and body posture) on perceptions of power. InfoTrac

The body language of power. Phyllis Mindell. Executive Female, May-June 1996 v19 n3 p48(4).

A women executive's intelligence and competence can be overlooked if she communicates weakness through body language. InfoTrac.

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