Nonverbal Behavior in Interpersonal Relations (7e) : 9780205042302

Nonverbal Behavior in Interpersonal Relations (7e)

Richmond & Mccroskey
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Grounded in the social-scientific approach, Nonverbal Behavior in Interpersonal Relations offers students a clear and accessible insight into the principles of nonverbal communication and their applications in real world scenarios.


Engaging features throughout the book prompt self-assessment and application, providing students with a grasp of nonverbal immediacy and a deep understanding of how influential nonverbal communication is to basic human communication. Students attain the fundamental knowledge of nonverbal communication and behaviors and the resulting outcomes, while simultaneously exploring the application of nonverbal communication in a variety of settings, including dating, school, work, internationally, and in the courtroom.

Table of contents
  • 1 Communication and Nonverbal Behavior
  • 2 Physical Appearance 
  • 3 Gesture and Movement
  • 4 Facial Behavior
  • 5 Eye Behavior
  • 6 Vocal Behavior
  • 7 Space and Territoriality
  • 8 Touch and Communication  
  • 9 Environment and Physical Surroundings
  • 10 Time
  • 11 Immediacy and Communication
  • 12 Female-Male Nonverbal Communication
  • 13 Supervisor and Employee Relationships
  • 14 Teacher-Student Nonverbal Relationships
  • 15 The Influence of Nonverbal Communication in the Courtroom
  • 16  Intercultural Relationships  
  • References and Selected Readings
  • Index
New to this edition
  • An extended and contemporary discussion about physical appearance and attractiveness in Chapter 2 provides students with a broad understanding of what constitutes attractiveness and teaches them how to better evaluate and make judgments of others in their daily lives.
  • Extensive new content has been added, including over 100 new references as well as new information on the biological aspects of nonverbal behavior to provide students with a deeper understanding of how to effectively communicate nonverbally.
  • Students will absorb ideas more thoroughly through the new visual program’s vibrant depiction of the book’s content.
  • A closer focus on nonverbal communication through a global lens offers amore inclusive look at cultures around the world giving students with the know-how to become educated participants in the greater global community.
  • Chapters have been streamlined to contain only the most essential information and new tables and chapters summaries allows students to digest content in smaller sections and clearly see what information is the most important to learn for exams.
  • Chapter 13 focuses on the unique relationship between teacher and student, and an extensive section on nonverbal immediacy is included in this chapter as well. Through this chapter students gain a deeper understanding of the various roles an instructor can play and develop a gauge for detecting and measuring levels of immediacy in various relationships.
  • An updated Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank for adopters, which includes guidelines for objectives, exercises, and testing, as well as test questions and an outline of each chapter is included with this text (available for download at
Features & benefits
  • Blends theory, research, and applications to enable students of all levels to understand the material.
  • Includes instructional measures and exercises throughout the book to help students evaluate their own communication skills and measure their nonverbal behavior. This allows students to apply the material in the text to real-world situations.
  • A new chapter on nonverbal communication in the courtroom expands the breadth of the text to cover even more scenarios students might find themselves facing.
  • A summary table of cultural differences and a table on superior-subordinate differences provide easy-access to various concepts and ideas through clear, student-friendly pedagogy.
  • Explores the differences in cross-cultural nonverbal behaviors, including differences between greetings, gestures, gifts, and time usage among various cultures around the world, emphasizing the importance of understanding other cultures in order to communicate with them effectively.
  • Reviews the specific relationships we encounter daily and the impact of nonverbal communication on them: female/male, supervisor/subordinate, teacher/student, and intercultural.
  • Helps students build skills in interpreting nonverbal and verbal cues and in sending the desired cues to others.
  • Encourages students to recall and explain how facial management techniques work using MIND (Masking, Intensification, Neutralization, and Deintensification) facial expression exercises.
  • Demonstrates the extent and ways in which men and women really do focus on their body images with an Image Fixation Questionnaire, developed by Richmond.
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