Wednesday 12th October 6.30pm
Rethinking Body Language: How Hand Movements Reveal Hidden Thoughts – Professor Geoff Beattie
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Rethinking Body Language builds on the most recent cutting-edge research to offer a new theoretical perspective on this subject that will transform the way we look at other people. In contrast to the traditional view that body language is primarily concerned with the expression of emotions and the negotiation of social relationships, author Geoff Beattie argues instead that gestures reflect aspects of our thinking but in a different way to verbal language. Critically, the spontaneous hand movements that we make when we talk often communicate a good deal more than we intend.
Geoff Beattie is Professor of Psychology at Edge Hill University and a prize-winning author in the field of applied social psychology. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and was awarded the Spearman Medal by the BPS for ‘published psychological research of outstanding merit’ for his work on nonverbal communication. In 2016, he also became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is the author of twenty books that have been translated into Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish and German. He was recently Routledge Psychology Author of the Month.
Well known for bringing analyses of behaviour, and particularly nonverbal communication, to a more general audience, Geoff appeared as the on-screen psychologist on eleven series of Big Brother in the U.K. Geoff’s talent for explaining how psychology can be used by people in their everyday lives has seen him present a number of television series including BBC1 shows ‘Life’s Too Short’ and ‘Family SOS’. He has written extensively for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, and appeared as an expert commentator on an abundance of global news programmes.
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