Rethinking Body Language: How Hand Movements Reveal Hidden Thoughts

Beattie, Geoffrey (2016) Rethinking Body Language: How Hand Movements Reveal Hidden Thoughts. Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0-415-53889-3

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Abstract

Challenging all of our old assumptions about the subject, Rethinking Body Language builds on the most recent cutting-edge research to offer a new theoretical perspective on this subject that will transform the way we look at other people. In contrast to the traditional view that body language is primarily concerned with the expression of emotions and the negotiation of social relationships, author Geoff Beattie argues instead that gestures reflect aspects of our thinking but in a different way to verbal language. Critically, the spontaneous hand movements that people make when they talk often communicate a good deal more than they intend. This ground-breaking book takes body language analysis to a whole new level. Engagingly written by one of the leading experts in the field, it shows how we can detect deception in gesture–speech mismatches and how these unconscious movements can give us real insight into people's underlying implicit attitudes.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gesture Hand movements Embodied cognition Body language
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Psychology
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 14:56
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/10213

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