Fall 2023

Development of Non-Verbal Communication

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-362


Carrie Palmquist (Section 01)


This course will examine how infants learn to communicate through gestures, body language, and preverbal vocalizations, and how nonverbal communication develops through childhood and adulthood. The course will also examine how nonverbal communication in humans compares to communication in nonhuman species such as dogs, chimpanzees, and dolphins. As a precursor to these discussions, we will explore the theoretical controversies surrounding the definition of "communication." Students will read empirical work, engage in collaborative research design, conduct naturalistic observations, and will develop a final paper that explores the communicative content of nonverbal interactions.

Requisite: PSYC 227. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester: Professor Palmquist.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference given to upper level psychology majors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Attention to writing.

PSYC 362 - LEC

Section 01
Th 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM SCCE C101


Other years: Offered in Fall 2023