Nonverbal Communication for a Lifetime
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Designed to fuse a unique balance of theory and application, Nonverbal Communication for a Lifetime translates academic material based on sound research and theory into meaningful applications for the reader to utilize throughout life.
The publication extends learning activities by including What Would You Do vignettes that provide a challenge or dilemma involving nonverbal communication, then pose a question to the reader as to how he/she would handle the situation
The NEW third edition of Diana K. Ivy and Shawn T. Wahl’s Nonverbal Communication for a Lifetime:
- Introduces the Reflexive Cycle of Nonverbal Communication Development Model. This model of five phases that continue over a lifetime was developed from discussions about how people come to learn nonverbal behavior, modify their behavior as they grow and mature, perceive others' nonverbal cues, impact others through their own nonverbal communication, and finally how those behaviors are altered or reinforced as a result of this ongoing process.
- Is student friendly - featuring chapter outlines, chapter objectives, opening case studies and summaries
- Is instructor friendly - Out of the Classroom, Onto the Page vignettes contain snippets of classroom exchanges, followed by questions or challenges to readers to consider how the examples apply to their own lives. An instructor’s manual with chapter outlines, class notes, quizzes, discussion questions, and more are also provided.
PART 1 Fundamentals
Chapter 1: Foundations of Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 2: Nonverbal Communication Development: A Reflexive Approach
PART 2 Codes of Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 3: Environment
Chapter 4: Proxemics
Chapter 5: Physical Appearance
Chapter 6: Kinesics
Chapter 7: Face and Eyes
Chapter 8: Touch
Chapter 9: Vocalics
PART 3 Applications of Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 10: Nonverbal Communication, Technology, and Social Media
Chapter 11: Nonverbal Communication in Professional and Educational Contexts
Chapter 12: Nonverbal Communication: Gender, Intimate Relationships, and Sexuality
Diana K. Ivy, Ph.D., Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been teaching communication at the university level for 40 years, including undergraduate and graduate courses in gender, nonverbal, interpersonal, instructional communication, as well as communication and sexuality. She has co-authored two other textbooks, Communication: Principles for a Lifetime and Nonverbal Communication for a Lifetime, both in multiple editions, and has published articles in Communication Education, Southern Communication Journal, and Women & Language. She was Speaker of the Faculty Senate and Director of the Women’s Center at her university, has held multiple offices in the National Communication Association, and was named Outstanding Gender Scholar of the Year by the Southern States Communication Association. She was a guest contributor to Cosmopolitan magazine, hosted a call-in talk radio show, “Call Me Ivy,” and completed post-doctoral coursework at Oxford University, studying C. S. Lewis and communication.
Dr. Shawn Wahl is the Founding Dean of the Judith Enyeart Reynolds College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (RCASH) and Professor of Communication at Missouri State University (MSU). Shawn’s most notable accomplishment in higher education leadership is facilitating the largest scholarship and structural private eight-figure gift in university history. He has served in the Dean role since 2017 and as Department Head of Communication at MSU from 2012 to 2017. Prior to MSU, he served as the Department Head of Communication, Mass Media & Theatre at Angelo State University and as the Founding Director of Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Dr. Wahl was the 2016 President of the Central States Communication Association (CSCA). He has authored numerous books, including Public Speaking: Essentials for Excellence; Nonverbal Communication for a Lifetime; The Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging; Business and Professional Communication: KEYS for Workplace Excellence; Persuasion in Your Life; Intercultural Communication in Your Life; Public Relations Principles: Bridging Theory and Practice and Organizational Communication: Strategies for Success. He has published articles in Communication Education, Communication Research Reports, Communication Studies, Communication Teacher, Journal of Family Communication, and the Basic Communication Course Annual. Dr. Wahl and colleagues received the Distinguished Article Award: Instructional Development Division (IDD) National Communication Association (NCA), 2021. Shawn completed two executive leadership programs at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, the Management Development Program (MDP, 2016), and the Institute for Educational Management (IEM, 2022). In addition, Shawn is an experienced organizational communication consultant and executive leadership coach in various industries (e.g., commodity trading, mining, oil and gas, and health care).