Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Types of Nonverbal Communication

Xiaoming Jiang

Tongji University


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The use of nonverbal cues in social activities is essential for human daily activities. Successful nonverbal communication depends on the acquisition of rules of using cues such as body movements, eye contacts, facial expressions to the tone of voice, among many others. These nonverbal cues, with highly relevant to evolutionary and socio-adaptive implications, are demonstrated to strengthen, complement and conflict with our verbal messages. Although decades of human nonverbal communication research has witnessed an arising line of research, it is time to ask to what extent we have adapted our communication to a new age of artificial intelligence. This book project aims to promote our understanding of non-verbal behaviour based on the most frontier research efforts with state-of-the-art methodological approaches. The topics include but are not limited to: how nonverbal communication are classified; how nonverbal cues adapt and function as social behaviour; how nonverbal cues are used in different social domains and practices; how individuals in different cultures and groups express and understand nonverbal behaviours of their own and of others; how nonverbal communication is distinct in special populations; and 6 how the use of nonverbal cues can be measured in different applied settings.

The submission includes original research reports, reviews, meta-analysis and methodological reports. We invite scientists in both academic settings of all relevant disciplines (including psychology, artificial intelligence and computer science, communication sciences and disorders, neuroscience, psychiatry, arts, linguistics and literature, sociology, philosophy, etc.) and researchers in human-related industries and institutions to submit their works to this project. For example, both the basic research that addresses the processing, learning, categorization, and consequences of the nonverbal communications, and the applied research that aims to develop and adapt methods to the measuring of nonverbal behaviours, that fall in any topic above, are very welcome. We particularly will welcome efforts that address types of nonverbal communication across boundaries of disciplines.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 16th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 5th 2020

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Review results due: November 24th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 23rd 2021

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About the editor

Xiaoming Jiang

Tongji University

Dr. Xiaoming Jiang obtained his BS degree in Psychology from the East China Normal University in 2005 and his Ph.D. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Peking University in 2010. He has been a research fellow in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University, since 2013. His research utilizes experimental methodologies to uncover social aspects of human speech and language processes. While serving as reviewer for nearly 30 international journals, he has published 30 peer-reviewed articles as a leading author on high-impact journals including NeuroImage; Human Brain Mapping; Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience; Cortex; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Neuropsychologia; and Speech Communication. His research on speaker confidence and trustworthiness has been media-covered by the Forbes and the New Scientist.

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