Mark G. Frank

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Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication
Episode 10 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
While the previous lectures explored the biological evolution of nonverbal communication, which are hard-wired into most living creatures, this lecture delves into the fascinating impact culture has had on nonverbal communication. Examine the nonverbal communication differences that are driven by…
The Science of Nonverbal Communication
Episode 1 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Learn about the popular, and often incorrectly referenced, study from the 1960s that opened the door to the modern study of nonverbal communication. Understand why nonverbal communication matters so much, and learn how it interacts with verbal communication to reemphasize…
Communicating Attraction
Episode 12 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Conclude the course by revealing how the ability to better read nonverbal communication can affect our daily relationships and help us have a better chance of success in all areas of life. From job interviews to doctor's visits, Dr. Frank…
The Meaning of Personal Space
Episode 2 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Examine the biological drives, such as territorialism, that influence our nonverbal reactions. Define the three "levels" of territories and see how they affect our reaction. Understanding this is an inherent reaction in everyone can help reduce social conflicts.
Interpreting Nonverbal Communication
Episode 9 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
How good are we at reading people? Can we train ourselves to be better at this skill, or is it an inherent ability? This lecture explores a number of studies that measure the ability to read facial expressions, voice and…
Space, Color, and Mood
Episode 3 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
See how you send signals by just by the colors you choose to wear, or the makeup and scent you apply. Trace the evolution of why certain colors or smells still send subtle and often unconscious messages. Study how the…
What Body Type Doesn’t Tell You
Episode 4 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Can we predict behavior and personality based on the body or the face? Are taller people more likely to earn more money than shorter people? What makes someone's face attractive? Dr. Frank looks at the myths and facts about how…
Secrets in Facial Expressions
Episode 6 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Take a closer look at facial expressions, learning that some reactions may be superficially easy to read, while other expressions demonstrate a conflict of feelings or nuances that often get lost in the interpretation. Learn how Darwin, as well as…
Spotting Nonverbal Deception
Episode 11 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
The ability to detect a lie by clues in the voice, body language, or facial expression is a much-desired skill. When under scrutiny, most people react with aroused emotions--anxiety, for example--even when they are telling the truth. Start this lecture…
Hidden Clues in Vocal Tones
Episode 7 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Probe into the nonverbal elements of the voice: the configurations of pausing, the irregularities of speech, and vocal tone. Tone includes the amplitude (volume), timbre, resonance, and pitch of the voice. How fast you talk, how much you say, and…
Evolution’s Role in Nonverbal Communication
Episode 5 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Unravel the long history of how nonverbal communication has evolved, how and why we originally interacted with others, and how the biological history of our bodies suggests that our ability to communicate verbally was so limited, the only way we…
Cues from Gestures and Gait
Episode 8 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Body language communicates many things, and often contradicts messages that our words convey. Divide the body into the areas that send the clearest signals about your intent to better understand how to use your posture and gestures to communicate. Explore…
Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Vocal tone and pitch. Posture. Eye contact and blinking. Gestures. Gait. Body type and clothing choices. How much of our communication is nonverbal? In Understanding Nonverbal Communication, you'll discover that nonverbal communication is less intentional and harder to control than…
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