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Body Language - Haptics and Facial Expressions

In this free online course, learn about the actions and emotions involved in Haptics and Facial Expressions.

Publisher: NPTEL
In this free online course, learn about the actions and emotions involved in Haptics and Facial Expressions. Learn the three sub-divisions of haptics and the role of Human Facial Expression Recognition. Kinesics, which refers to the systematic study of how human beings communicate through body movements and gestures, will be discussed. Boost your Haptics and Facial Expressions knowledge and skills by studying this comprehensive course.
Body Language - Haptics and Facial Expressions
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In this free online course, you are introduced to the world of Haptics and Facial Expressions. You will explore the three Sub-divisions of Haptics, as well as the importance of studying Affective Displays and the role of Kinetics 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 Haptics and its Sub-divisions. Then, the concept of Emblems will be discussed, which describes the nonverbal acts that have very specific meanings and a direct literal verbal translation. You will explore the concept of Micro Expressions which are typically classified based on how an expression is modified.

Next, you will learn about Touch and Cultural Variations. You will gain insight into Haptics and Gender Differences, and you will discover the types of Kinesics. Finally, you will study Facial Expression Motion Cues, Macro and Micro Facial Expressions, and the Benefits of Understanding Micro Expressions. 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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