Non-verbal communication - the eye movements, facial expressions, tone of voice, postures and gestures that we all use more or less consciously and more or less effectively - can enhance or diminish every form of social interaction. Michael Argyle's second edition of Bodily Communication is an invaluable up-to-date guide for students of the subject. In the last ten years NVC has become recognized as an important part of social psychology and of professional training, particularly in social work, education and management.
Greatly expanded from the first edition, and significantly revised, this second edition has two completely new chapters on social skills and personality, and a new chapter on research methods. The author, a pioneer in the study of non-verbal communication, presents the second edition in the same accessible style as the first, bringing to the reader both his intense interest in the subject and his authoritative knowledge of it.

chapter 1|10 pages


chapter 3|22 pages

Non-Verbal Communication in Animals

chapter 5|14 pages

The Expression of Emotion

chapter 6|19 pages

Interpersonal Attitudes

chapter 7|17 pages

Non-Verbal Communication and Speech

chapter 8|18 pages

Facial Expression

chapter 9|14 pages

Non-Verbal Vocalizations

chapter 10|15 pages


chapter 11|20 pages

Spatial Behaviour

chapter 12|15 pages

Gestures and other Bodily Movements

chapter 13|11 pages


chapter 14|19 pages

Touch and Bodily Contact

chapter 16|12 pages

Social Skills, Persuasion, and Politics

chapter 17|23 pages

Personality and NVC

chapter 18|15 pages

The Explanation of Bodily Communication

chapter 19|5 pages

Beyond Language