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An Introduction to Body Language and Proxemics

In this free online course, learn about the components and analysis involved in Body Language and Proxemics.

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In this free online course, learn about the components and analysis involved in Body Language and Proxemics. Learn the definition of nonverbal communication and the importance of body language in the communication process. Proxemics, which refers to the analysis of the communicators' sense of physical distance with the recipient, will be discussed. Boost your Body Language and Proxemics knowledge and skills by studying this comprehensive course.
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In this free online course, you are introduced to the world of Body Language and Proxemics. You will explore the four Standard Interaction Distances, as well as the importance of studying Body Language and the role of Proxemics in the Communication Process. Demonstrations, problems, examples and assessment questions in this instructor-led video-based course, are designed to provide you with a comprehensive foundation, which will enable you to take serious steps into this career.

The course begins by introducing you to the definition of Body Language and Nonverbal Communication. Then, the concept of Proxemics in Body Language will be discussed, which describes how we treat our space and other people's space in terms of proximity. You will explore the concept of Fixed Feature Space which is characterized by spatial constellations which are formed by things that are immobile territorial boundaries.

Next, you will learn about the Components of Body Language. You will gain insight into the Role of Eye Contact in the communication process, and you will discover the importance of understanding Body Movements. Finally, you will study Proxemics Zones, Proxemics Behavioral Connotations, and Oculesics. This course will be of interest to Social Science students, or those professionals in Management, Communication or Human Resource fields. Why wait? Start this course today.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the Four Basic Zones of Proxemics
  • Explain the Cultural Differences in Spatial Connotations
  • Describe the Attitudes that the study of Body Language helps us gauge
  • Explain the Mehrabian Communication Model
  • Discuss the Common Mistakes to be avoided during interactions
  • Explain how various cultures interpret Direct Eye Contact
  • Describe the Types of Spaces Relevant to Proxemics
  • Explain the role of Eye Contact in Interviews and Presentations


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