The goal of the discussion prompt is to encourage students to critically analyze their assumptions as to Communication/Nonverbal theory, concepts, and/or practice. Moreover, the discussions are designed for students to engage each other in critical thought and discourse.
Students are responsible for responding to the prompt found below, in a full page of original writing.
1. The ability to decode or read other people’s nonverbal emotional expressions is only one definition of nonverbal sensitivity. Think of some other definitions of nonverbal sensitivity and analyze why and when they are useful to have.
Knapp, M., Hall, J., & Horgan, T. (2014). Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction (8th ed.)
The Ability to Receive and Send Nonverbal Signals (Chapter 3)
Activating our Learning pg. 59-61*
Development and Improvement of Nonverbal Skills pg. 61-64*
Accurate Knowledge of Nonverbal Communication pg. 64
Measuring the Accuracy of Decoding and Encoding Nonverbal Cues pg. 65-71*
Personal Factors Influencing the Accuracy of Decoding Nonverbal Cues pg. 71-78*
Task Factors pg. 78-79
Characteristics of Accurate Nonverbal Senders pg. 79-83*
On being an Observer of Nonverbal Communication pg. 83-84
The Fallibility of Human Perception pg. 85-86