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Transcript of Non-Verbal Communication
Can we express our true emotions with body language?
Can we accurately read others’ emotions?
Did you know that
percent of communication is non-verbal?
Non-verbal communication includes simply
forms of communication that do not involve verbal speech.
Paul Ekman, 1971
Further developed since
Asked to describe emotion
Can they do it?
About Our Experiment:
Gestures- thumbs up, “yes” head nod
Creative Expression- dance, art
Vocal Expressions (but not words)
Body language- posture, movements,
Picture #1: Mike
Picture #2: Bailey
Hand on face
Picture #3: Ms. Smith
Hands over ears
Picture #4: Chimpanzee
Picture #5: Hugh Grant
Fear- not happiness!
Jaw open- teeth exposed
Resembles a human smile
Expressions don't always match
Need to observe:
Most literate within own culture
What About Facial Expressions?
Facial expressions are easily recognizable
Easier to fake
Body language is more genuine
Initial, split-second reaction
"Micro-momentary reactions cannot be masked"
The human eye cannot see them
Most genuine expression
Nalini Ambady, Ph.D., Tufts University
video clip without audio
Similar to descriptions of actual students
Asked to describe professor in video
Measured hormone levels
Composed manner, true feelings masked
Displays of extreme emotion are rare
Taught to suppress emotions
Body language is all around us
Don't be fooled by false expressions
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Does anyone have any questions?
by Nicole Levesque, Kanami Sugiyama, and Erin Smith-Miller
Professor Robert E. Kleck, Dartmouth College
Wrinkles change ability to express emotion
Their emotions are perceived as more negative
More difficult to accurately read
Doctor Ann Cuddy, Ph.D., Harvard