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Body Language - Understanding Body Movements

In this free online course, learn about the gestures that are essential in the Understanding of Body Movements.

Psychology
Free Course
In this free online course, learn about the gestures and signals that are essential in the Understanding of Body Movements. Learn the different evaluation gestures that are conveyed by the mouth and other body movements. You will also learn about the different types of smiles and what they convey in nonverbal communication. Boost your Body Language and Body Movement knowledge and skills by studying this comprehensive course.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this free online course, you are introduced to the world of Body Movements. You will explore the different 'Types of Smiles', as well as the concept of the ‘Ideal Affect of a Nation’ and the use of silence in different cultures. Demonstrations, 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 'Role of the Mouth' in nonverbal communication. Then, the concept of cross-cultural differences will be discussed, which describes how the use of smiles in various cultures is interpreted differently and how this may lead to a confusion of intentions and emotions. You will explore the thumbs-up gesture, which is commonly used in many cultures to signify a job well done.

Next, you will learn about the common 'Types of Smiles' and their analysis. You will gain insight into the role of 'Head Nodding' in the communication process, and you will discover the importance of understanding Body Movements. Finally, you will study Hand Movements, Finger Movements, and the Movement of Feet and Legs. 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 Cultural Differences in Smiles and Head Nods
  • Explain the significance of smiles in Face to Face Interactions
  • Discuss the common 'Types of Smiles'
  • Explain the different 'Types of Smiles' in various cultures
  • Discuss the two main versions of Steepling
  • Describe how Finger Movements are interpreted in different cultures
  • Discuss the significance of Finger Movements in the Communication Process
  • Explain the interpretations associated with the Movement of Hands

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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