Nonverbal Communications and Interpersonal Hierarchy Essay by The Research Group

Nonverbal Communications and Interpersonal Hierarchy
Examines role of eye contact, touch, gesture in maintaining power in human relationships.
# 18812 | 1,575 words | 5 sources | 1991 | US

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"This report will examine the aspects of nonverbal communications as they relate to establishing and maintaining a hierarchical structure in interpersonal relations. Special attention will be paid to sex-role behaviors and their part in maintaining male dominance in relationships. ... argues that nonverbal communication is an integral part of our lives and functions to preserve the strict hierarchal structure.

There is a relationship of space to hierarchy in human interactions, where "space" is analogous to territory. Sex is a determinant of who receives the most desirable space. Men can more easily cross territorial boundaries and take up more personal space. Women, the subordinate group, yield space to men ... "

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