Proxemics and Kinesics

Sarah Sprowls

Proxemics Definetion

The branch of knowledge that deals with the amount of space that people feel it necessary to set between themselves and others.

Proxemics example

The two girls are walking close together and laughing. This shows that they are friends.

Proxemics Example

The three people in this picture are sitting far apart not talking to each other. This shows that they don't know each other.

Proxemics Example

The two people in this picture are sitting far apart and have angry looks in their face. This shows that they are mad at each other.

Kinesics Definetion

The study of the way in which certain body movements and gestures serve as a form of nonverbal communication.

Kinesics Example

This shows that the person is excited about something.

Kinesics example

This shows that the man is confused about something.

Kinesics example

This shows that the man is angry or mad about something.