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ERIC Number: ED070130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 152
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Silent Messages.
Mehrabian, Albert
This book examines dimensions of nonverbal human behavior through the "immediacy,""power," and "responsiveness" metaphors. Human feelings and attitudes as conveyed by variations upon these metaphors involve approach-avoidance behavior. The author defines these metaphors as like-dislike; potency-status (or a controlling versus a dependent submissive attitude); and the extent of awareness of and reactions to another. The book is divided into seven chapters which discuss these social interaction metaphors singularly and in relation to environments, social styles and explicit language. The final chapter contains general applications of these metaphors to the areas of politics, advertising, romance and social alienation. Each chapter is accompanied by a list of suggested readings. (LG)
Wadsworth Publishing Company, Inc., Belmont, Calif. 94002 ($2.95 paper)
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