Fall 2020

Development of Non-Verbal Communication

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-362

Moodle site: Course


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.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to upper level psychology majors.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2016, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020