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Nonverbal Communication

10 Best Websites on Lie Detection and Nonverbal Behavior

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

As the lead behavioral investigator at the Science of People, I love writing and researching human lie detection, nonverbal communication and human be...

"Nonverbal Messages: Cracking The Code"

Paul Ekman | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Paul Ekman

Nonverbal Messages: Cracking the Code Excerpt taken from Introduction (pp. ix - xiv) November 2, 2016 "What motivated me to spend fifty years invest...

What A Nonverbal Communication Expert Saw In The Second Debate

Chris Kowal | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Kowal

Typically, analysis about the debates begin as the candidates walk on to the stage, however I want to report an observation that has left a mark and speculate about an emotional state of one of the candidates.

Emblematic Slips

Paul Ekman | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Paul Ekman

September 7, 2016 I don't use the term gesture because it is too imprecise. Instead, I distinguish three very different ways in which movements (usua...

The Letter I Would Have Written For My Parents When I Was Still Nonverbal

The Mighty | Posted 04.16.2017 | Parents
The Mighty

I know it's breaking your heart to see me as I am now. Most of the kids we know are starting to talk while I'm just making sounds. I'm lashing out because I'm struggling. I can't communicate my needs, and things are just not going the way I wish they would.

Why Women Are So Complicated

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 02.08.2017 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Women can sometimes be unpredictable. Even as a woman, I regularly don't understand the choices of my female friends, mother (love you) and sisters (...

When Listening Says it Best

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 02.02.2017 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

We might think that our spoken words express what people take in. Yet studies by Dr. Albert Mehrabian and colleagues [1] confirm the truth of the fam...

The First Time I Realized My Nonverbal Autistic Child Was Communicating

Marci Lebowitz | Posted 01.15.2017 | Parents
Marci Lebowitz

When you approach your child calmly, this will allow you to decipher the communication clues your child is sending you with clarity. Your high-strung nerves can melt away into compassion, bringing a sense of peace to both you and your child.

The Body Language Mistakes You're Probably Making

Allure | Posted 11.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Think about this the next time you're in an important meeting: During an average 30-minute conversation, over 800 nonverbal signals are sent. That means while you're saying one thing, your body might be expressing another.

How to Look Great in Your Videos

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

Whether you are filming casual videos for Instagram or are coming out with your own video course you have to make sure your nonverbal message is as strong as your verbal one.

5 Little-Known Facts About Body Language That You May Not Know

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.20.2016 | Science
Carol Morgan

The only nonverbal behaviors that are universal throughout the world are facial expressions -- the expressions of anger, happiness, sadness, disgust, surprise and fear are basic to all humans. However, the rest of them are specific to certain cultures.

Four Tips to Improve Your Dating Life

Bri Seeley | Posted 08.05.2016 | Women
Bri Seeley

I recently spoke with Tonya Remain, an expert in nonverbal communication, who has provided expert body language analysis in everything from the boardroom to courtroom. Tonya is now also helping women to leave a lasting impression in their personal and dating lives (lucky us!).

The Power (and Science) of Cuddling

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Did you know you have a secret weapon? You carry it with you every day. You were born with it. Sometimes it turns red and sometimes you have to get it checked. It's also your largest organ. It's your skin!

Rumer Willis, Autism, and "The Odd Way Home"

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.08.2016 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

As happens so often in life, writer/director Rajeev Nirmalakhandan fell into creating a movie named The Odd Way Home quite by accident. A colleague who'd been engaged to produce a film on autism was unable, so she suggested it to him.

How Do You Know He Loves You?

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Chrissy Kelly

He doesn't use his words, but he tells me he loves me, a hundred times a day, in a hundred different ways. He tells me with his eyes, when he wakes up and I'm the first person he sees. He smiles the faintest of smiles, with his puffy morning-eyed slumber and I know I'm the luckiest person in the world.

Three Lessons from Pre-K

Harriet Heydemann | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News
Harriet Heydemann

I read a story in Huffington Post last week about teaching kindness in kindergarten. Who could argue with that? Comments came in with praise for the program. The story brought back memories of my daughter's pre-K class.

5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

What makes a successful TED talk? Here at the Science of People we endeavored to find out. Why do some TED talks rack up millions of views, change lives and are talked about everywhere?

Using Body Language to Your Advantage During an Interview

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Hold on a second - How is your posture right now? Take a moment to audit your body language. Now imagine you're in an interview. What would you do differently? Your nonverbal communication during an interview can be just as important as what you say.

Can a Book Change the World?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Home
Maureen Anderson

I want to inspire other people, to show them they aren't alone -- and to offer solutions they maybe haven't considered.

5 Ways To Speak To Your Children Without Opening Your Mouth

Anjali Joshi | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

A good chunk of communication between humans, regardless of age, is non-verbal. That means your children are listening even when you're not speaking.

The Psychology of Attraction

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

In fact, the psychology of attraction is based on one simple rule. We are attracted to people who turn us on. I don't just mean physically, I mean emotionally turn us on.

How to Read A Man's Body Language

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Men can be extremely hard to read -- especially because the average man uses 13,000 less words on average per day than women. Even though men might not say much with their words, they are saying everything with their body language.

What Nonverbal Kids Can Gain From Technology

Rachel Cortese, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Rachel Cortese, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP

Technology is truly a beautiful thing. It gives voice, words and expression to an inner world that may otherwise lay dormant without the tools to access and express it.

Does Not Having a Smartphone Make Me Less Smart?

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

I am a non-texting, non-app-obsessed, non-game-playing owner of a flip phone. And I talk on it.

Body Language in Sports

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Vanessa Van Edwards

Being able to read body language is an essential skill for athletes who need to think quickly on the field or court. What are some of the body language cues in sports?