Visible thought: The new psychology of body language

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Using diverse examples from the psychology lab, to Big Brother TV show, official Big Brother psychologist Geoffrey Beattie takes on the issue of what our everyday gestures mean and how they affect our relationships with other people. Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Big Brother and other experiments; Two separate languages?; Where the action is; 'A remarkable biological miracle'; Images in the hands, images in the mind; Different vehicles of meaning; Gestures and the frustrations of everyday life; Speech is only half the story; Who or what the hands portray; A glimpse of the unguarded mind in action; Some philosophical and practical implications; References; Index.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages206
ISBN (Print)0415308097, 978-0415308106
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2003


  • psychology
  • behavioural sciences


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