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Body Language in Business

Decoding the Signals

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Adrian Furnham, Evgeniya Petrova
    Pages 1-22
  3. Adrian Furnham, Evgeniya Petrova
    Pages 23-55
  4. Adrian Furnham, Evgeniya Petrova
    Pages 56-72
  5. Adrian Furnham, Evgeniya Petrova
    Pages 73-104
  6. Adrian Furnham, Evgeniya Petrova
    Pages 105-133
  7. Adrian Furnham, Evgeniya Petrova
    Pages 134-176
  8. Adrian Furnham, Evgeniya Petrova
    Pages 177-205
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 206-217

About this book


This innovative new work clarifies the misconceptions around body language while providing a scientific approach to understanding non-verbal communication at work. The authors explain why it is so important to understand body language in business, combining hard research evidence with unambiguous tips and practical applications.


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About the authors

ADRIAN FURNHAM is Professor of Psychology at University College, London, UK. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals, has received many awards, and is recognized as the most productive psychologist in the world. He is the author of over 800 journal articles and more than 60 books, including successful, popular management books. He acts as a consultant to a number of multinational corporations. He has written regular columns in The Financial Times, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times and is a frequent contributor to BBC radio and television.

EVGENIYA PETROVA came all the way from cold Russia to Great Britain studying at three different universities along the way. Trained as a psychologist with a background in international politics and diplomacy she worked as a researcher for Advertising Association, YSC and Mountainview Learning consultancies. She excelled both as a professional ballet dancer and a scholar, winning prizes for her outstanding analytical skills in national rounds of Russian literature contests.

Bibliographic information


'This book provides an essential guide to unspoken messages in the workplace - it will help you to understand what other people are saying, even if they don't know it, and what impact your own behaviour can have on your boss, colleagues and clients.' - Dr Peter Collett, Author of The Book of Tells

'A compulsory read for all CEOs' directors and aspiring leaders, a book I will certainly be sending to a number of my clients. Also a perfect book for self improvement in today's challenging environment and essential reference material for any CEO's library. This is another illuminating and essential book from Adrian Furnham. The right book at the right time.' - Dr. Tony Miller, International Management Performance Specialist

'The definitive guide to body language - While many books make claims about body language that can't be substantiated, this book tells us about the real science behind body language. An essential book if you want to be able to read people better and understand how you come across too.' - Dr Rob Yeung, psychologist and author of Confidence: The Art of Getting Whatever You Want

'An excellent contemporary, well referenced, text on a classic topic in applied psychology. Given the tendency for meeting rooms to be glass walled in new build, this guide will even be useful to those not around - the table. Accessible to non-specialists and specialists alike.' Dr. Jeannete Garwood, School of Social Sciences, Leeds Metropolitan University<

'Body language is one of those subjects that we all think we are expert on but in reality our intuitions are often wrong. This book is about the science of body language and tells you the facts in a clear and straightforward way. It is an indispensable guide to those who want to make it big in business.' - Professor Chris J Jackson, School of Organisation and Management, Australian School of Business, UNSW

'Body Language in Business is highly entertaining and written in readable manner. This is a must read for those wanting to succeed in business.' - David Lester Ph.D, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA