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Nonverbal Sex Differences

Communication Accuracy and Expressive Style

Judith A. Hall

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This is the first thorough review and analysis of the extensive research literature on nonverbal sex differences among infants, children, and adults. Judith A. Hall summarizes and explores data on nonverbal skill and style differences, including the sending and judging of nonverbal cues of emotion, facial expression, gaze, interpersonal distance, touch, body movement, and nonverbal speech characteristics.

Popular authors and scholars alike have advanced the argument that women's low social status has accounted for their nonverbal skills and expressive style. Hall pays particular attention to…

This is the first thorough review and analysis of the extensive research literature on nonverbal sex differences among infants, children, and adults. Judith A. Hall summarizes and explores data on nonverbal skill and style differences, including the sending and judging of nonverbal cues of emotion, facial expression, gaze, interpersonal distance, touch, body movement, and nonverbal speech characteristics.

Popular authors and scholars alike have advanced the argument that women's low social status has accounted for their nonverbal skills and expressive style. Hall pays particular attention to examining this "oppressive hypothesis." Explanations for nonverbal sex differences surely have much to do with cultural expectations and social learning processes, she argues, but to unravel the exact causal influences is a complex task, one that has hardly begun.

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9
Pages
224
ISBN
9780801840180
Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Chapter 1. Goals and Methods
Chapter 2. Judgment Accuracy
Chapter 3. Explaining Judgment Accuracy
Chapter 4. Expression Accuracy
Chapter 5. The Face
Chapter 6. Gaze
Chapter 7

List of Tables
Preface
Chapter 1. Goals and Methods
Chapter 2. Judgment Accuracy
Chapter 3. Explaining Judgment Accuracy
Chapter 4. Expression Accuracy
Chapter 5. The Face
Chapter 6. Gaze
Chapter 7. Interpersonal Distance and Orientation
Chapter 8. Touch
Chapter 9. Body Movement and Position
Chapter 10. Voice
Chapter 11. Summary, Comparisons, and Conclusions
Appendix: Empirical Studies Reviewed
References
Index

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Judith A. Hall, Ph.D.

Judith A. Hall is author of numerous articles and coauthor of Sensitivity to Nonverbal Communication: The PONS Test.