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ERIC Number: EJ888825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Nonverbal Communication in "Friends"
Chang, Yanrong
Communication Teacher, v20 n4 p97-99 Oct 2006
This activity uses video clips from a popular sitcom, "Friends," to help students grasp the relational, rule-governed, and culture-specific nature of nonverbal communication. It opens students' eyes to nonverbal behaviors that are happening on a daily basis so that they not only master the knowledge but are able to apply it. While other popular sitcoms could also work, "Friends" serves particularly well for several reasons. Its stories and characters are particularly suitable for undergraduate students, so that it is easy to arouse students' interest. In addition, it is clearly very popular among undergraduates. [A list of references and suggested readings is included.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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