A substantial portion of our communication is nonverbal. Experts have found that every day we respond to thousands of nonverbal cues and behaviors including postures, facial expressions, eye gaze, gestures, and tone of voice. From our handshakes to our hairstyles, nonverbal details reveal who we are and impact how we relate to other people. Nonverbal communication types include facial expressions, gestures, paralinguistics such as loudness or tone of voice, body language, proxemics or personal space, eye gaze, haptics touch , appearance, and artifacts. Scientific research on nonverbal communication and behavior began with the publication of Charles Darwin's The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Since that time, abundant research has been conducted regarding types, effects, and expressions of unspoken communication and behavior.
Literature Review non-verbal communication
Review of Literature - Nonverbal Communication
In the communications and presentations industry there are generally just two research studies that are quoted when talking about the importance of nonverbal communication. They were carried out by Albert Mehrabian and his colleagues in Forty-two years ago. In two previous posts, I showed how this has often been misinterpreted to apply to the meaning that is derived from a communication , or to the feelings that are engendered in the listener. Based on the fact that these are just about the only studies on nonverbal communication ever quoted by communications consultants, you would think that these were the only pieces of research ever done on nonverbal communication. Not so. In a literature review I found 33 other studies specifically on the relative importance of nonverbal communication Noller,
Evidence of nonverbal communication between nurses and older adults: a scoping review
The nonverbal way is the most commonly used communication medium in the world in culture. Instead of written or oral words , it relies on various non-verbal cues like physical movements, tasks, colors, signs, symbols, signals charts, etc. Although no word is used in non-verbal communication, it can effectively communicate many human feelings more accurately than verbal methods of communication.
Each group will be asked to conduct library database research and read an original empirical journal articles from the scholarly literature do not select newspaper or magazine articles. You will choose ONE type of nonverbal topic discussed in your textbook oculesics, haptics, vocalics, physical appearance, etc. Read guidelines posted below on what is a peer-reviewed article and how to find peer-reviewed articles through FIU library.