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Expressing Oneself / Expressing One's Self
Communication, Cognition, Language, and Identity

Edited By

Ezequiel Morsella

ISBN 9781138969438
Published April 27, 2016 by Psychology Press
252 Pages 59 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Unlike any book before it, this volume embodies the state-of-the-art regarding the experimental study of human communication, by bringing together cutting edge findings from psycholinguistics, communication, cognition, neuroscience, language, and identity. Whether linguistic or nonverbal, communication poses unique computational challenges that reveal secrets of the mind/brain and social cognition unlike anything else.

This volume is both a stimulating journey for the general language/communication reader, as well as a great research tool for graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and investigators.

Table of Contents

E. Morsella, Prologue. S. Glucksberg, On the Occasion of the Festschrift Honor of Robert M. Krauss: The Science of Communication, Cognition, Language, and Identity. Part 1. The Production of Gestures, Speech, and Action. S. Kita, A Model of Speech-gesture Production. M. Rose, The Utility of Gesture in Treatment of Aphasia. D. Palti, U. Hadar, Functional Imaging of the Hand Motor Cortex during the Performance of Linguistic Tasks. E. Morsella, L.R.L. Larson, J.A. Bargh, Indirect Cognitive Control, Working-Memory-Related Movements, and Sources of Automatisms. Part 2. Human Communication. C. Torrey, S.R. Fussell, S. Kiesler, What Robots Could Teach Us About Perspective-taking. M. Schober, Perspective in Adapting to Conversational Partners. S.Y.Y. Cheng, C.-Y. Chiu, A Communication Perspective to the Emergence of a Brand Culture. D. McNeill, S. Duncan, A. Franklin, J. Goss, I. Kimbara, F. Parrill, H. Welji, Mind Merging. Part 3. The Perception of Speech and Identity. R.E. Remez, Spoken Expression of Individual Identity and the Listener. J.S. Pardo, Expressing Oneself in Conversational Interaction. J. Hochberg, Perceptual Prosody and Perceived Personality: Physiognomics Precede Perspective.

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Ezequiel Morsella, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Social Cognitive Neuroscience at San Francisco State University and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. He conducted his doctoral research at Columbia University and his postdoctoral training at Yale University. With John Bargh and Peter Gollwitzer, he is an editor of Oxford Handbook of Human Action. His theoretical and experimental research on the mechanisms of human action has appeared in journals such as Psychological Review and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.


"This Festschrift is a fitting celebration of, and testament to, the enormous legacy of Robert Krauss's work. Written by a glittering array of associates, his work is used as a springboard to forge new ground in compelling verbal, nonverbal, and new technological domains as well as the applied interfaces between them. Cohering well, the volume provides unique theoretical structures that make it a 'must-read' across disciplines."

-Howard Giles, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara


"This outstanding collection of essays is an homage to a scholar who has dedicated his academic life to advancing our understanding of communication, cognition, language, and identity. The contributions to this volume are a testimony not only to the broad impact Bob Krauss has had in the field but also to his enormously supportive, constructive, and generous personality."

-Gün R. Semin, Ph.D., Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Utrecht University