Non-verbal communication key terms

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Communication
Passing information from one person to another
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Verbal Communication
Conveying messages using words or vocal sounds (eg talking)
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Paralinguistics
The vocal features that accompany speech (eg tone of voice)
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Tone of Voice
The way that words are spoken to convey emotion
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Emphasis
Giving prominence to some words more than others
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Intonation
Inflection in the voice when speaking
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Non-Verbal Communication
Conveying messages that don't require the use of words of vocal sounds (eg hand gestures)
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Eye Contact
When two people in conversation are looking at each others eyes at the same time.
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Pupil Dilation
When the pupils in the eye expand to look large
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Practical Implications
Suggestions about behavior in the real world beyond the research study, based upon what psychologists have discovered
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Body Language
A general term used to describe the aspects of non-verbal communication
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Posture
The positioning of the body
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Postural Echo
Mirroring another persons body position
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Closed Posture
Positioning the arms so that they are folded across the body and/or crossing the legs.
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Open Posture
Positioning the arms so they are not folded across the body and not crossing the legs
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Gesture
A form of NVC where information is conveyed by either deliberate or unconscious movement of parts of the body
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Touch
A form of NVC where information is conveyed by physical contact between people
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Personal Space
The distance we keep between ourselves and other people in our everyday life
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Conveying messages using words or vocal sounds (eg talking)

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The vocal features that accompany speech (eg tone of voice)

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The way that words are spoken to convey emotion

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Giving prominence to some words more than others

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