How to Analyze Non-Verbal Communication


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The social norms and cultural expectations that help us learn to understand things like facial expressions, body language, and tone are known as which of the following?

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1. When you're involved in an interesting and engaging conversation with someone, which of the following would indicate a high level of interest?

2. When a person makes a statement but quickly looks away or grimaces, how should you interpret that person's behavior?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Non-verbal communication has a huge influence on the messages conveyed in our interactions with other people. These assessments will help students review non-verbal communication types, such as facial expressions and body language. Practice delineating non-verbal cues and identifying what situations they are appropriate for.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Define and apply your knowledge of the following subjects:

  • How sarcasm is communicated
  • Appropriate non-verbal signals in different situations
  • Body language while giving a speech

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will aid students in practicing the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the term that describes interpreting non-verbal cues based on cultural expectations and social norms
  • Knowledge application - use acquired knowledge to delineate what non-verbal are appropriate for specific situations
  • Making connections - use your understanding of non-verbal signals to recognize indications of human motives

Additional Learning

To find out more information about analyzing nonverbal communication, study the lesson called How to Analyze Non-Verbal Communication. The lesson features the following objectives:

  • Understand non-verbal cues, body language and the messages they convey
  • Learn about the cultural connotations of non-verbal communication
  • Learn to recognize the difference between conscious and unconscious communication
  • Examine the messages communicated by facial expressions and eye contact
  • Recognize how body language and micro-expressions convey hidden messages