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Robert S. Feldman & James M. Tyler

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nonverbal Communication

Chapter 10: Factoring in Age: Nonverbal Communication Across the Life Span

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Factoring in Age: Nonverbal Communication Across the Life Span
Factoring in age: Nonverbal communication across the life span

Nonverbal behaviors comprise a fundamental component of human communication and represent the nature of communication in its earliest form. To use these behaviors in everyday social activities necessitates developing the ability to identify nonverbal expressions accurately and the capacity to respond nonverbally in an appropriate fashion (see Riggio, this volume). These skills not only serve a variety of communicative goals and functions but are also vitally important to the expression of emotions (see Fridlund & Russell, this volume; Matsumoto, this volume). Beginning as early as infancy and continuing into late adulthood, the ability to distinguish, interpret, and express nonverbal behaviors plays an essential role in the successful navigation ...

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