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The Sourcebook of Nonverbal Measures

Going Beyond Words

Edited by Valerie Lynn Manusov

© 2005 – Psychology Press

552 pages

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About the Book

The Sourcebook of Nonverbal Measures provides a comprehensive discussion of research choices for investigating nonverbal phenomena. The volume presents many of the primary means by which researchers assess nonverbal cues. Editor Valerie Manusov has collected both well-established and new measures used in researching nonverbal behaviors, illustrating the broad spectrum of measures appropriate for use in research, and providing a critical resource for future studies.

With chapters written by the creators of the research measures, this volume represents work across disciplines, and provides first-hand experience and thoughtful guidance on the use of nonverbal measures. It also offers research strategies researchers can use to answer their research questions; discussions of larger research paradigms into which a measure may be placed; and analysis tools to help researchers think through the research choices available to them.

With its thorough and pragmatic approach, this Sourcebook will be an invaluable resource for studying nonverbal behavior. Researchers in interpersonal communication, psychology, personal relationships, and related areas will find it to be an essential research tool.


"This book will serve both to introduce new methods and to familiarize readers with the variety of choices available in the study of nonverbal behavior. Highly Recommended."


"Valerie Manusov, the editor of this anthology, is to be lauded for bringing together within two covers a hefty set of measures, the range of which is unlikely to be known even to those who do work in this area. If this collection leads researchers to expand their conception of the nature of social interactions and what can be assessed in them, then its purpose will have been well served."


Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Introduction to Nonverbal Communication Research. C.H. White, J. Sargent, Researcher Choices and Practices in the Study of Nonverbal Communication. Part II: Nonverbal Measures. Section A: Participant/Observer Reports. R.E. Riggio, The Social Skills Inventory (SSI): Measuring Nonverbal and Social Skills. M. Duke, S. Nowicki, Jr., The Emory Dyssemia Index. K. Floyd, A.C. Mikkelson, The Affectionate Communication Index. P.A. Andersen, The Touch Avoidance Measure. S.E. Jones, The Touch Log Record: A Behavioral Communication Measure. P.A. Andersen, L.K. Guerrero, Measuring Live Tactile Interaction: The Body Chart Coding Approach. M.P. Keeley, The Nonverbal Perception Scale. R.E. Riggio, H.R. Riggio, Self-Report Measures of Emotional and Nonverbal Expressiveness. P.A. Andersen, J.F. Andersen, Measurements of Perceived Nonverbal Immediacy. J.L. Hale, J.K. Burgoon, B. Householder, The Relational Communication Scale. Section B: Coding and Rating. Section 1: Coding. P. Noller, Behavioral Coding and Visual Affect Behavior. K.S. Aune, Assessing Display Rules in Relationships. S. Jones, S. Carrère, J.M. Gottman, Specific Affect Coding System. N. Chovil, Measuring Conversational Facial Displays. W.A. Afifi, M.L. Johnson, The Nature and Functions of Tie-Signs. D. Julien, A Procedure to Measure Interactional Synchrony in the Context of Satisfied and Dissatisfied Couples' Communication. K. Buehlman, S. Carrère, C. Siler, The Oral History Coding System: A Measure of Marital Cognition. Section 2: Rating. L.K. Guerrero, Observer Ratings of Nonverbal Involvement and Immediacy. J.K. Burgoon, Measuring Nonverbal Indicators of Deceit. A.R. Trees, Interactional Sensitivity: Rating Social Support, Attachment, and Interaction in Adult Relationships. N. Roberts, P. Noller, The Affect Measures of the Couple Communication Scales. J.K. Kellas, A.R. Trees, Rating Interactional Sense-Making in the Process of Joint Storytelling. L.K. Knobloch, D.H. Solomon, Measuring Conversational Equality at the Relational Level. J.N. Cappella, Measures of Judged Adaptation. D.B. Buller, Methods for Measuring Speech Rate. J.P. Dillard, D.H. Solomon, Measuring the Relevance of Relational Frames: A Relational Framing Theory Perspective. V. Manusov, Assessing Attributions Given to Nonverbal Cues. Section 3: Combining Reports and Ratings. F.J. Bernieri, The Expression of Rapport. N.E. Dunbar, J.K. Burgoon, Measuring Nonverbal Dominance. Section 4: Commentaries on Coding and Rating Choices. R. Bakeman, Analysis of Coded Nonverbal Behavior. J.N. Cappella, Coding Mutual Adaptation in Dyadic Nonverbal Interaction. Section C: Physiological Measures. K.J. Tusing, Objective Measurement of Vocal Signals. T.A. Kinney, The Role of Physiological Measures in Understanding Social Support. Part III: Paradigms and Practices. P. Noller, Standard Content Methodology: Controlling the Verbal Channel. M.L. Patterson, The Passing Encounters Paradigm: Monitoring Microinteractions Between Pedestrians. E-A.M. Doohan, S. Carrère, M.G. Taylor, The Meta-Emotion Interview and Coding System. R. Buck, Measuring Emotional Experience, Expression, and Communication: The Slide-Viewing Technique. L.J. Roberts, Conflict, Real Life, and Videotape: Procedures for Eliciting Naturalistic Couple Interactions. J.A. Hall, Meta-Analysis of Nonverbal Behavior. C.D. LeBaron, Considering the Social and Material Surround: Toward Microethnographic Understandings of Nonverbal Communication. L.K. Guerrero, B.A. Le Poire, Nonverbal Research Involving Experimental Manipulations by Confederates.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology