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OnCourse: Psychological and Social Aspects of Human Communication

Having some insights into how communication works really helps in making you a more effective communicator, and I think can really make your life better. This is the first time the class has been offered. It’s a class where you Read more…


UQx PSYC1030.1x 4-2-4 The role of gesture

UQx PSYC1030.1x 4-2-4 The role of gesture

Let’s talk about gestures. Before humans had language, presumably we had ways of communicating: pointing, touching, and so on. These things are called emblems. They’re things that communicate something without the need for words altogether. Many of them are hand Read more…


Pink and Blue: Communicating Gender to Children | Anthony Schullo | TEDxNorthCentralCollege

Translator: Marina Ivanovic Reviewer: Nada Alshammari I want to introduce you to my two little cousins: Alex and Alayna. Here’s Alex, all wide-eyed, probably because the Bears actually won a game. (Laughter) And, then, here is Alayna, in her little Read more…


Decoding the non-verbal language of babies (Part 2) — interview with Beatrice Beebe, PhD | VIEWPOINT

Decoding the non-verbal language of babies (Part 2) — interview with Beatrice Beebe, PhD | VIEWPOINT

Katharine: Hey everyone. This is part two of our discussion with Dr. Beatrice Beebe. It picks up right where we left off in part one. Welcome back. I know you have a clinical component to your work. Beatrice: Yeah, I’m Read more…


Reading Body Language Myth: 93% of Communication is Nonverbal

Reading Body Language Myth: 93% of Communication is Nonverbal

– Truth or lie. 93% Of all communication is nonverbal. (dramatic music) (dramatic music) – We keep hearing that 93% of all communication is non verbal. Excellent. You might be thinking, I don’t need to worry about what is coming Read more…


Will Learning Another Language Make You Smarter?

Will Learning Another Language Make You Smarter?

Thanks for CuriosityStream for supporting this episode! Go to CuriosityStream.com/Psych to learn more [ ♪INTRO ] Parents were once warned against raising children to speak more than one language. It’s bad for kid’s cognitive development, they were told, and will Read more…


Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

My name is Steve Pinker, and I’m Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.  And today I’m going to speak to you about language.  I’m actually not a linguist, but a cognitive scientist.  I’m not so much interested as language as Read more…


How to learn any language in 6 months | Chris Lonsdale (TED Talk Summary)

How to learn any language in 6 months | Chris Lonsdale  (TED Talk Summary)

Anybody can learn a second language in six months. There are five principles and seven actions. The first rule, first principle for learning a language is focus on language content that is relative to YOU. I had a colleague many Read more…


Cross cultural communication | Pellegrino Riccardi | TEDxBergen

Cross cultural communication | Pellegrino Riccardi | TEDxBergen

Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Denise RQ It’s really great to be in Bergen, this is the second time this week. I live in Oslo, I guess I’m living in the wrong place. (Laughter) As you quite rightly say, my name Read more…


Noam Chomsky Interview on Limits of Language & Mind

Noam Chomsky Interview on Limits of Language & Mind

Noam Chomsky has made two international reputations in unrelated, or apparently unrelated, fields. The widest is as one of the national leaders of American resistance to the Vietnam War. The deepest is as a professor of linguistics, who, before he Read more…