Eye to Eye: How People Interact

Peter Marsh, Editor, Peter Marsh, Photographer, Robin Gilmour, Photographer Salem House Publishers $24.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-88162-371-0
The observations of 26 British and American psychologists are here combined in words and pictures ``to identify precisely what it means to be a social animal.'' A busy format blends text, headlines, boxed sidebars, diagrams, photographs and extended captions in a graphic overview of innate and cultural human communication. The book analyzes how facial expression, eye contact, touch, gesture, appearance and comportment function in such attitudes as shyness, enthusiasm, territorial awareness, dominance, rivalry, aggression and so on in minor acquaintance, friendship, group activity, romance, sexual attraction, family relationships and career contacts as well as the possible effect of these on individual health, self-esteem, success or failure. Conclusions reached are sometimes sweeping and rather flatly stated``women'' gesture thus, ``Italians'' thusbut there is no doubt about the universal appeal of this engaging tour de force. 75,000 first printing; first serial to Self magazine; BOMC, QPBC, Macmillan Human Science and McGraw Hill Book Club selections; author tour. (September)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1988
Release date: 09/01/1988
Genre: Nonfiction
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