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Body Language
MARTA BOTAN
MIRIAM VILLAZON VALBUENA
MARCELA MAFRA
DEBORA SILVA
What is Body Language?

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A part of non verbal language

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Includes things such as stance, facial
expressions, head nodd...
Proximity = Body Language?

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Video from CBC
How is British body language?

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Proximity: British people require lots of „privatespace‟ and they often stand much furth...
Why so reserved?
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This has not always been the case.

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16th Century  whole time kissing each other.

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18th Century ...
Think about it:

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Is there a common body language?
•

Maybe gestures?

•

Perhaps facial expressions?

•

What about pos...
Universal Facial Expressions
Theory
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Become a scientific hypothesis by
Darwin – The Expression of emotions on
Man and An...
Facial Expressions Might not be
Universal
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Computational analyses

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Eastern: “culture-specific de-coding
strategy” – Ca...
(Jack, R. E. at al, 2009)
Social versus Professional

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Social: no expected behavior
be yourself
people surround you identify themselves

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Profes...
Videos
Social x Professional

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Topics for discussion
Conclusions

???
References
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http://www.ediplomat.com/np/cultural_etiquette/ce_gb.htm

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationa...
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http://people.howstuffworks.com/nonverbal-communication.htm

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http://regulatorsforaccess.ca/docs/ManagingCulturalDiff...
THANK

YOU!!!
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  1. 1. Body Language MARTA BOTAN MIRIAM VILLAZON VALBUENA MARCELA MAFRA DEBORA SILVA
  2. 2. What is Body Language?  A part of non verbal language  Includes things such as stance, facial expressions, head nodding and gestures  70% of what we communicate may be non verbal  Body language is specific to a culture
  3. 3. Proximity = Body Language?  Video from CBC
  4. 4. How is British body language?  Proximity: British people require lots of „privatespace‟ and they often stand much further away from each other than other nationalities, whilst talking to them  Handshakes: a quick handshake is the normal  Touching: not frequent and unusual. Never touch a person‟s head, it may be religiously offensive. firm „one-pump‟
  5. 5. Why so reserved?  This has not always been the case.  16th Century  whole time kissing each other.  18th Century  “sentimental”  Stiff upper lip emerging out of the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars.  1960’s stiff upper lip  old-fashioned.  Death of Diana  reserved, decorum and restrain notions were to be abandoned.  But, is still present.
  6. 6. Think about it:  Is there a common body language? • Maybe gestures? • Perhaps facial expressions? • What about posture?
  7. 7. Universal Facial Expressions Theory  Become a scientific hypothesis by Darwin – The Expression of emotions on Man and Annimals  Evolutionary heritage  Innate expressions and universal  Happiness, sadness, surprise, and disgust anger, fear, (Ekman P., 2006)
  8. 8. Facial Expressions Might not be Universal  Computational analyses  Eastern: “culture-specific de-coding strategy” – Can‟t read „„fear‟‟ and „„disgust.‟‟  Eastern observers persistently stare the eye region. (Jack, R. E. at al, 2009)
  9. 9. (Jack, R. E. at al, 2009)
  10. 10. Social versus Professional  Social: no expected behavior be yourself people surround you identify themselves  Professional : rules expected behavior known subjects present/speak/learn international differences
  11. 11. Videos Social x Professional  Topics for discussion
  12. 12. Conclusions ???
  13. 13. References  http://www.ediplomat.com/np/cultural_etiquette/ce_gb.htm  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationadvice/10055769/Internatio nal-body-language-a-language-with-no-words.html  http://www.samdiener.com/2009/10/body-language-in-different-cultures/  http://www.culturecrossing.net/basics_business_student_details.php?Id=9&CID =215  http://www.cyborlink.com/besite/united_kingdom.htm  http://westsidetoastmasters.com/resources/book_of_body_language/chap5.ht ml  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346351/Brits-DO-stiff-upper-lipAmericans-optimistic-romantic-Britons.html  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19728214  http://article.wn.com/view/2013/08/29/How_close_is_too_close_Testing_person al_space_boundaries/#/video  http://travel.ninemsn.com.au/world/rudegestures/835248/innocent-gesturesthat-mean-rude-things-abroad
  14. 14.  http://people.howstuffworks.com/nonverbal-communication.htm  http://regulatorsforaccess.ca/docs/ManagingCulturalDifferencesEnglish.pdf  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8199951.stm  http://westsidetoastmasters.com/resources/book_of_body_language/toc.html  Ekman P (2006). Darwin and Facial Expression: A Century of Research in Review. 2nd ed. California: Malor Books. p11-12.  Jack, R. E., C. Blais, C. Scheepers, P. G. Schyns, and R. Caldara (2009) Cultural confusions show that facial expressions are not universal. Current Biology 19: 1543–1548  Matsumoto , D. , Olide , A. , Schug , J. , Willingham , B. Callan , M.. (2009). Cross-Cultural Judgments of Spontaneous Facial Expressions of Emotion. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. 33 (0), 213–238.
  15. 15. THANK YOU!!!
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