Kinesics And Proxemics

Emily Manton 5th Period

Definition of Kinesics

This is the study of people's body movements, gestures, and facial expressions. If you pay attention to them you could tell if they are nervous, sad, happy, or mad. On some people you have to look closely because they try to hide them. On others you can just look at them and tell what they are feeling right away.
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Example 1 Of Kinesics

From this picture you can tell that the little girl is angry at someone or something. You can tell this from the face she is making and the crossing of her arms. If you see this you can quickly see that they are either mad or sad about something. For me I see it as she is mad and not at all sad!
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Example 2 Of Kinesics

From the girls face and thumbs up signs, you can tell that she is happy about something. You can tell right off that she is happy because she is smiling and her eyes are smiling also. The thumbs up show that she is happy about someones achievement or accepting something.
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Example 3 Of Kinesics

From this picture you can tell that the lady is frustrated at the man or she just does not want to see the guy. This could be a couple having a disagreement on something or a lady who is really mad at someone and doesn't want to see him. From her facial expressions and her body movement you can tell she is frustrated with the guy.

Definition of Proxemics

This is the study of spatial requirements of humans and animals and the effects of population density on behavior, communication, and social interaction
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Example 1 Of Proxemics

From this picture you can tell that it is a business deal. They could know each other but they also might not know each other because in a business you meet a lot of new people that you can make different types of deals with. They are shaking hands because they could have just finished a deal.
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Example 2 Of Proxemics

From this picture you can tell that they are in a relationship because they are holding hands and walking down the hallway together. You can tell this because they are both staring at each other and smiling.
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Example 3 Of Proxemics

From this picture you can tell that the people don' know each other because they are sitting far apart and not talking to one another. They are just doing their own thing and not taking advantage of one another. You know that they do not know one another because if they were they would be talking to each other and sitting a little closer.