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Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships.
Nonverbal Communication in Close Connections is a synthesis of studies on nonverbal communication as it applies to interpersonal interaction, focusing on the close relationships of friends, family, and romantic partners. Authors Laura K. Guerrero and Kory Floyd support the concept that nonverbal communication is a consequence of biology, social learning, and relational context. They cover six key nonverbal theories and show how each is related to bio-evolutionary or sociocultural viewpoints. Their study focuses on many functions of nonverbal communication, highlighting those that are most significant to the initiation, maintenance, and breakdown of close relationships.
Throughout the book, Guerrero and Floyd emphasize areas where research is either inconsistent or inconclusive, hoping that in the years to come researchers will have a deeper understanding of these challenges. The chapter finishes with a discussion of practical implications that arise from the scientific literature on nonverbal communication in relationships – a vital component for understanding relationships in the real world.
Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships makes an essential contribution to the growth of our understanding not only of relationship processes but also of the precise workings of nonverbal communication. It will act as a platform for asking new questions and advancing new hypotheses regarding nonverbal communication. It is meant for scholars and advanced students in personal relationship study, social psychology, interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, family studies, and family communication. It will also be a beneficial resource for researchers, doctors, and couples striving for a better understanding of the multifaceted roles that nonverbal clues play in relationships.