The Nonverbal Communication Book

Author(s): Joseph DeVito

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2013

Pages: 272


Details: Electronic Delivery EBOOK | 180 days |

The Nonverbal Communication Book embarks the reader on an exciting journey into the world of nonverbal communication!

The Nonverbal Communication Book covers both the theory and research in nonverbal communication and describes the ways nonverbal communication works. Ultimately, the publication enables and empowers the reader to control and manage this powerful form of communication more effectively.

Suitable for traditional and online courses in both print and electronic formats, The Nonverbal Communication Book:

  • Explains the channels or codes of nonverbal communication and how one sends/receives nonverbal messages.
  • Describes the importance and the role of culture in both sending and receiving nonverbal messages.
  • Increases awareness of the ways in which one interprets the nonverbal behaviors of others
  • Increases the reader’s accuracy in detecting nonverbal communication cues.
  • Includes guidance and suggestions in conducting a nonverbal research study
  • Features a list of sample nonverbal communication videos 
  • Integrates special sections such as “Nonverbal politeness” notes, “On the Job” workplace scenario boxes, and “If you want to” items that demonstrate how very practical the study of nonverbal communication is.

Part One Foundations of Nonverbal Communication
1. Introducing Nonverbal Communication

Part Two The Codes of Nonverbal Communication
2. Body Messages
3. Facial Messages
4. Eye Messages
5. Artifactual Messages
6. Space Messages
7. Touch Messages
8. Paralanguage and Silence Messages
9. Time Messages

Part Three Putting It All Together
10. Attraction, Deception, Immediacy, and Power

A. Researching Nonverbal Communication
B. Creating a Video on Nonverbal Communication

Joseph DeVito

Joseph A. DeVito | Hunter College

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Joseph DeVito received his BA from Hunter College in 1960 (with a major in speech and a minor in Spanish), his MA from Temple University in 1962 (with a major in speech together with some sociology), and his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1964 (with a major in speech and a minor in linguistics). It was DeVito's advisor, Richard Murphy, who persuaded him to write a dissertation combining the insights of speech and linguistics and from that grew his interest in psycholinguistics and so in 1967 and 1968 he spent the summers at the University of Minnesota’s Human Learning Institute studying psycholinguistics and behavioral engineering which was a great experience—being a student with no responsibilities other than to learn.

Teaching History and Courses Taught
After receiving his PhD, DeVito returned to his alma mater, Hunter College-in-the-Bronx [which later became Lehman College], to teach. He then moved to Queens College and later to Hunter, from which he retired from full time teaching—all within the City University of New York. DeVito always thought (and still does) that he’d return to teaching as an adjunct but he became so involved with the textbooks, that he's not yet had the time. But, it’s nice to have that option always open.
DeVito's taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, though he concentrated on the undergraduate level and mainly on the introductory courses. Among the courses he's taught on the undergraduate level are: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Persuasive Speaking, Persuasion and Attitude Change, Communication Theory, Psychology of Communication, Speech for the Classroom Teacher, Nonverbal Communication, Semantics, General Semantics, Statistics, Psycholinguistics. On the graduate level: Psycholinguistics; Language Acquisition; Semantics; Research Methods; Introduction to Graduate Study; Measurement Studies in Communication; The Nature of Speech, Language, and Communication Systems; Theory and Research in Interpersonal Communication.

Editorial Service
At various times, Joseph has served on the editorial boards of Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication, and Etc: A Review of General Semantics. At various times, DeVito has also served as consulting editor to publishers: Random House, Harper & Row, Waveland Press, and HarperCollins. He has also served as ETS coordinator of the committee to construct the Dantes Public Speaking Test for the Educational Testing Service.

Related ISBN's: 9781465221391, 9781465218988




ISBN 9781465221391

Details Electronic Delivery EBOOK 180 days