The Resource Manwatching : a field guide to human behavior, Desmond Morris

Manwatching : a field guide to human behavior, Desmond Morris

Label
Manwatching : a field guide to human behavior
Title
Manwatching
Title remainder
a field guide to human behavior
Statement of responsibility
Desmond Morris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A catalogue of human actions, postures, gestures, facial expressions, clothing, and adornments includes explanations of their underlying causes and meanings
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Desmond
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF637.C45
  • P99.5
LC item number
  • M64 1977b
  • .M65 1977b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Body language
  • Gesture
  • Comportement humain
  • Psychologie comparée
  • Communication non-verbale
  • Body language
  • Gesture
  • Lichaamstaal
  • Gebaren
Label
Manwatching : a field guide to human behavior, Desmond Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 316-317
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Actions. Inborn actions: actions we do not have to learn -- Discovered actions: actions we discover for ourselves -- Absorbed actions: actions we acquire unknowingly from our companions -- Trained actions: actions we have to be taught -- Mixed actions: actions acquired in several ways -- Gestures. Incidental gestures: mechanical actions with secondary messages -- Expressive gestures: biological gestures of the kind we share with other animals -- Mimic gestures: gestures which transmit signals by imitation -- Schematic gestures: imitations that become abbreviated or abridged -- Symbolic gestures: gestures which represent moods and ideas -- Technical gestures: gestures used by specialist minorities -- Coded gestures: sign-language based on a formal system -- Gesture variants: personal or local variations on gestural themes -- Multimessage gestures: gestures that have many meanings -- Gesture alternatives: different gestures that transmit the same signal -- Hybrid gestures: signals made up of two original gestures -- Compound gestures: actions made up of a number of distinct elements -- Relic gestures: gestures that have survived long after their primary contexts have vanished -- Regional signals: the way signals change from country to country and district to district -- Baton signals: actions that emphasize the rhythm of words -- Guide signs: pointing and beckoning, how we show the way -- Yes/no signals: ways in which we signal agreement and acceptance, or denial and refusal -- Gaze behaviour: staring eyes and glancing eyes, the way we look at one another -- Salutation displays: hello and goodbye, greetings and farewells
  • Postural echo: the way friends unconsciously act in unison -- Tie-signs: signals that display personal bonds to others -- Body-contact tie-signs: the way companions touch each other in public -- Auto-contact: self-intimacies, why and how we touch ourselves -- Nonverbal leakage: clues that give us away without our knowing --Contradictory signals: giving two conflicting signals at the same time -- Shortfall signals: when we under-react despite ourselves -- Overkill signals: when we over-react -- Status displays: ways in which we signal our position in the social peck order -- Territorial behaviour: the defence of a limited area -- Barrier signals: body-defence actions in social situations -- Protective behaviour: reactions to dangers, both real and imaginary -- Submissive behaviour: how we appease our critics or attackers -- Religious displays: actions performed to placate imagined deities -- Altruistic behaviour: how do we help others at our own expense? -- Fighting behaviour: pulling punches and throwing punches, the biology of human combat -- Triumph displays: how winners celebrate and losers react -- Cut-off: actions that block in-coming visual signals when we are under stress -- Autonomic signals: actions and other changes resulting from body-stress -- Pupil signals: pupil dilations and constrictions indicating changes of mood -- Intention movements: get-ready actions that signal future intentions -- Displacement activities: agitated fill-in actions performed during periods of acute tension -- Redirected activities: actions diverted on to a bystander
  • Re-motivating actions: actions which stimulate a new mood as a way of eliminating an old one -- Insult signals: sneers and snubs, the ways we show disrespect and contempt -- Threat signals: attempts to intimidate without coming to blows -- Obscene signals: the symbolism of sexual insults -- Taboo zones: regions of the human body that are out of bounds -- Overexposed signals: going too far, breaking through the etiquette barrier -- Clothing signals: clothing as display, comfort and modesty -- Body adornment: social mutilations and cosmetic decorations -- Gender signals: masculine and feminine signals that help to label or emphasize the sex of the signaller -- Body self-mimicry: ways in which we imitate ourselves anatomically -- Sexual signals: the courtship and pre-copulatory sequence of the human animal -- Parental signals: maternal and paternal messages of loving care and safety -- Infantile signals: the babyface syndrome, and the signals of crying, smiling and laughing -- Animal contacts: from predators to pets, human involvement with other species -- Play patterns: play signals, play rules and playfulness -- Metasignals: how one signal can tell us about the nature of other signals -- Supernormal stimuli: the creation of stimuli stronger than their natural equivalents -- Aesthetic behaviour: our reactions to the beautiful, in nature and in art -- Laterality: lefthanded versus righthanded -- Locomotion: the twenty basic ways of moving from place to place -- Aquatic behaviour: was man more aquatic in his ancient past? -- Feeding behaviour: how and where and what we drink and eat? -- Sporting behaviour: the biology of sport, a modern hunting ritual -- Resting behavior: the postures of relaxation and the nature of sleeping and dreaming
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780810913103
Lccn
77079324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)03334752
  • (OCoLC)ocm03334752
Label
Manwatching : a field guide to human behavior, Desmond Morris
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 316-317
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Actions. Inborn actions: actions we do not have to learn -- Discovered actions: actions we discover for ourselves -- Absorbed actions: actions we acquire unknowingly from our companions -- Trained actions: actions we have to be taught -- Mixed actions: actions acquired in several ways -- Gestures. Incidental gestures: mechanical actions with secondary messages -- Expressive gestures: biological gestures of the kind we share with other animals -- Mimic gestures: gestures which transmit signals by imitation -- Schematic gestures: imitations that become abbreviated or abridged -- Symbolic gestures: gestures which represent moods and ideas -- Technical gestures: gestures used by specialist minorities -- Coded gestures: sign-language based on a formal system -- Gesture variants: personal or local variations on gestural themes -- Multimessage gestures: gestures that have many meanings -- Gesture alternatives: different gestures that transmit the same signal -- Hybrid gestures: signals made up of two original gestures -- Compound gestures: actions made up of a number of distinct elements -- Relic gestures: gestures that have survived long after their primary contexts have vanished -- Regional signals: the way signals change from country to country and district to district -- Baton signals: actions that emphasize the rhythm of words -- Guide signs: pointing and beckoning, how we show the way -- Yes/no signals: ways in which we signal agreement and acceptance, or denial and refusal -- Gaze behaviour: staring eyes and glancing eyes, the way we look at one another -- Salutation displays: hello and goodbye, greetings and farewells
  • Postural echo: the way friends unconsciously act in unison -- Tie-signs: signals that display personal bonds to others -- Body-contact tie-signs: the way companions touch each other in public -- Auto-contact: self-intimacies, why and how we touch ourselves -- Nonverbal leakage: clues that give us away without our knowing --Contradictory signals: giving two conflicting signals at the same time -- Shortfall signals: when we under-react despite ourselves -- Overkill signals: when we over-react -- Status displays: ways in which we signal our position in the social peck order -- Territorial behaviour: the defence of a limited area -- Barrier signals: body-defence actions in social situations -- Protective behaviour: reactions to dangers, both real and imaginary -- Submissive behaviour: how we appease our critics or attackers -- Religious displays: actions performed to placate imagined deities -- Altruistic behaviour: how do we help others at our own expense? -- Fighting behaviour: pulling punches and throwing punches, the biology of human combat -- Triumph displays: how winners celebrate and losers react -- Cut-off: actions that block in-coming visual signals when we are under stress -- Autonomic signals: actions and other changes resulting from body-stress -- Pupil signals: pupil dilations and constrictions indicating changes of mood -- Intention movements: get-ready actions that signal future intentions -- Displacement activities: agitated fill-in actions performed during periods of acute tension -- Redirected activities: actions diverted on to a bystander
  • Re-motivating actions: actions which stimulate a new mood as a way of eliminating an old one -- Insult signals: sneers and snubs, the ways we show disrespect and contempt -- Threat signals: attempts to intimidate without coming to blows -- Obscene signals: the symbolism of sexual insults -- Taboo zones: regions of the human body that are out of bounds -- Overexposed signals: going too far, breaking through the etiquette barrier -- Clothing signals: clothing as display, comfort and modesty -- Body adornment: social mutilations and cosmetic decorations -- Gender signals: masculine and feminine signals that help to label or emphasize the sex of the signaller -- Body self-mimicry: ways in which we imitate ourselves anatomically -- Sexual signals: the courtship and pre-copulatory sequence of the human animal -- Parental signals: maternal and paternal messages of loving care and safety -- Infantile signals: the babyface syndrome, and the signals of crying, smiling and laughing -- Animal contacts: from predators to pets, human involvement with other species -- Play patterns: play signals, play rules and playfulness -- Metasignals: how one signal can tell us about the nature of other signals -- Supernormal stimuli: the creation of stimuli stronger than their natural equivalents -- Aesthetic behaviour: our reactions to the beautiful, in nature and in art -- Laterality: lefthanded versus righthanded -- Locomotion: the twenty basic ways of moving from place to place -- Aquatic behaviour: was man more aquatic in his ancient past? -- Feeding behaviour: how and where and what we drink and eat? -- Sporting behaviour: the biology of sport, a modern hunting ritual -- Resting behavior: the postures of relaxation and the nature of sleeping and dreaming
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780810913103
Lccn
77079324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)03334752
  • (OCoLC)ocm03334752

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