Yes I can
LunarPanda is correct - if you want the practical side of bodily communication you should try aiming at Physical Education (physiology, physiotheraphy, etc.) or the criminal justice program - these have direct practical outlets. But there is also the theoretical side, in which case I suggest coming abroad to Tartu, Estonia. Our semiotics institute has inherited the complete library of Thomas A. Sebeok who was one of the propounders of kinesics and paralanguage (attended the first conferences, and witnessed the development of the field of nonverbal communication in the latter half of the 20th century). "Kinesics" is or actually Was the study of body motion communication with structural linguistic means (as defined by Ray Birdwhistell in 1971). In the beginning of the 1970s this kind of research was taken over from anthropologists and sociologists by psychologists - like Paul Ekman who's work "Lie To Me" is ba
I took courses in the Human Communications department at my university in non-verbal communication (same as Kinesics). What "Lie to Me" portrays as a universal language is really not -- you can get hints of what people are thinking but it is not an exact science by any stretch. I have a really hard time with that show because of their suggestion that you can read all minds by non-verbal cues. That being said, it is certainly quite an interesting field and quite worthy of study and advancement through solid research. Good luck!
Yes, you can study kinesics. Usually at any university that has a really well developed Physical Education progrm that specializes in coaching, for example. You might learn more than just body language, such as why and how the body moves, etc. The body language part might be more in psychology. You might could do a double major, or major/minor combining the two. Physical therapy also falls under this heading, i think. I'd check out any big state school that has a big athletic department. A counselor from there could advise you about possible careers. Good luck. I think this is a coming field, not quite there yet.
I googled Kinesics course and came up with some random community college's criminal justice program in Florida. Apparently you can use it to pursue a career in law enforcement.
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I did not know it was called Kinesics - thanks. I love micro ex