© 1981

Gender and Nonverbal Behavior

  • Clara Mayo
  • Nancy M. Henley

Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Assessing the Research Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Clara Mayo, Nancy M. Henley
      Pages 3-13
    3. Brenda Major
      Pages 15-37
    4. Natalie Porter, Florence Geis
      Pages 39-61
    5. Steve L. Ellyson, John F. Dovidio, B. J. Fehr
      Pages 63-79
    6. Martha Davis, Shirley Weitz
      Pages 81-92
  3. Androgyny: Promises and Pitfalls

  4. The Uncharted Frontiers of Development and Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Jeannette Jones Haviland, Carol Zander Malatesta
      Pages 183-208
    3. Patricia Webbink
      Pages 253-259
    4. Elizabeth Robson
      Pages 261-269
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-284

About this book


This book addresses two lively and active research communities, those concerned with issues of gender and those dealing with nonverbal behavior. The wide range of professional and popular interest in both these topics convinced us that presen­ tations of current work by researchers who bring these two areas of research together would prove stimulating. These presentations not only address the state of current work on gender and nonverbal behavior, but also suggest new avenues of investigation for those interested primarily in either topic. In other words, the questions that nonverbal communication researchers address when considering gender bring new directions to gender-related research and a like effect can be expected when the questions raised in gender studies are applied to research in nonverbal behavior. Dispersion of ideas may take another form as well. Both gender and nonverbal behavior research are notably interdisciplinary. Perhaps because of their pervasive nature, both topics have attracted the attention of a diversity of scholars. Most of the contributions in the present volume are by psychologists, but their intended audience is broad. Linguists, sociologists, and anthropologists are among those who share similar research interests. Moreover, the ideas presented here are of interest to practitioners as well as scholars. From corporations to clinics, people are interested in the subtle expression and negotiation of sex roles through non­ verbal communication.


Geschlecht Kommunikation Stereotyp Verhaltensforschung behavior communication conflict gender psychology social psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Clara Mayo
    • 1
  • Nancy M. Henley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of California-Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gender and Nonverbal Behavior
  • Editors C. Mayo
    N. M. Henley
  • Series Title Springer Series in Social Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-90601-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-5955-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-5953-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 284
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sexual Behavior
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