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Face to Face

Synopsis
Illustrates the range of activities which constitute non-verbal behaviour. Considers the functions of non-verbal behaviour beginning with the conveyance of emotional state and attitude through facial expression. Jayalakshimi explains cross-cultural similarites in expression and the Darwinian explanation of inheritance is explored through the facial expressions of young children. Dr Geoffrey Beattie outlines his work on ‘postural congruence’ in tutorials and leads to his beach study in which he observed the congruent positions of couples on a Mediterranean beach. Dr Peter Bull explains the research in which he found particular problems were associated with attitudes.
Jayalakshimi gives examples of problems caused by cultural differences in the way people use eye contact in Britain and India. An extract from ‘THAT’S LIFE’ illustrates the way ‘experts’ can be misled by non-verbal signs. Considers the role of gestures - from giving directions to emphasising a point and marking the rhythm of speech. The role of gesture in turn-taking is illustrated by analysing a conversation using split-screens and still frames. Eye gaze is considered by analysing the way in which a teacher regulates a class discussion mainly by eye contact.
Series
Hello Do You Hear Us?
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Psychology
Keywords
behavioural psychology; interpersonal skills; non-verbal communication

Credits

Producer
Geoff Wheeler
Cast
Pam Royle 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Sponsor

Name

Hillingdon Health Authority

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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