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Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication

Author: Paul Hannan

This lesson will explain the importance of nonverbal communication.

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Source: Intro Music by Mark Hannan; Public Domain

Notes on "Nonverbal Communication"


(0:00-0:54) Introduction
(0:55-1:57) Demeanor
(1:58-3:24) Personal Space
(3:25-4:27) Idealization
(4:28-5:18) Embarrassment
(5:19-5:57) Take Away Message

Terms to Know
  • Demeanor

    The way that people carry themselves, an overall aspect or presentation.

  • Embarrassment

    Discomfort after making a social error.

  • Idealization

    Occurs when people create highly favorable impressions of themselves and their intentions so as not to appear selfish.

  • Losing Face (Erving Goffman)

    The idea of face relates to the notion that one's presentation of self is a mask that people work to maintain in social situations, thus losing face is the result of a social mis-step that results in emotional pain or embarrassment.

  • Nonverbal Communication

    The process of communication through relaying and receiving cues transmitted using body language, gestures, touches, and movements.

  • Personal Space

    The region surrounding a person that they regard as private.