Rethinking Body Language

How Hand Movements Reveal Hidden Thoughts

By Geoffrey Beattie

© 2016 – Psychology Press

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415538893
pub: 2016-01-14
Hardback: 9780415538886
pub: 2016-01-14

About the Book

In this new edition of the highly successful Visible Thought, Geoffrey Beattie revisits the question of what our everyday gestures mean and how they affect our relationships with other people. With a unique blend of popular examples and scientific research, and presented in language that everybody can understand, Rethinking Body Language will appeal to students of social psychology and also to anyone who wants to delve beneath the surface of human interaction.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Two Separate Languages? 3. Where the Action Is. 'A Remarkable Biological Miracle' 4. Images in the Hands, Images in the Mind 5. Different Vehicles of Meaning 6. Gestures and the Frustrations of Everyday Life 7. Speech is only Half the Story 8. Who or What the Hands Portray 9. A Glimpse of the Unguarded Mind in Action 10. Some Philosophical and Practical Implications

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology