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Chapter 3: Nonverbal Communication

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nonverbal communication
all messages that people exchange beyond the words themselves
kinesics
the study of communication through the body and its movements
facsics
the study of how the face communicates
ocalics
the study of the eyes as a receiver and conveyer of communication
gestics
the study of the movements of the body, such as gestures, that can give clues about a person's status, mood, cultural affiliations, and self-perceptions
emblems
cultural-specific nonverbal acts that have a direct verbal translation or dictionary definition consisting of one or two words (e.g., the Euro-American A-OK sign)
haptics
the study of the use of touch as communication
body synchrony
the study of posture and the way a person walks and stands as a means of communication
artifacts
the study of those things that adorn the body and send messages to others about us as well as our selection of these items (e.g., clothing, jewelry, etc.)
physical characteristics
the study of what height, weight, and skin color communicate about an individual
proxemics
the study of how people use and perceive their social and personal space
paravocalics
the study of how vocal quality (rate, volume, pitch, pause, and stress) communicate nonverbally to the listening ear
chronemics
the study of time as a communication tool
olfactics
the study of smell as a communicator
aesthetics
the study of communication of a message or mood through color or music
gustorics
the study of how taste communicates