Understanding Nonverbal Communication

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12 episodes in this series

Episode 1 The Science of 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,…
Episode 2 The Meaning of Personal Space
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…
Episode 3 Space, Color, and Mood
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…
Episode 4 What Body Type Doesn’t Tell You
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?…
Episode 5 Evolution’s Role in 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…
Episode 6 Secrets in Facial Expressions
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…
Episode 7 Hidden Clues in Vocal Tones
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…
Episode 8 Cues from Gestures and Gait
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…
Episode 9 Interpreting 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…
Episode 10 Cultural Differences in 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…
Episode 11 Spotting Nonverbal Deception
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…
Episode 12 Communicating Attraction
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…

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Jose

Fascinating series.

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