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Ekman & Friesen’s gestural categorization

Ekman, P., & Friesen, W. V. (1969). The repertoire of nonverbal behavior: Categories, origins, usage, and coding. Semiotica, 1, 49-98.

In this article, Ekman and Friesen provide a brief overview of their previous empirical work in non-verbal behavior, describe their classification scheme for those behaviors, and then describe the usage of nonverbal acts, the origin of behavioral acts in the repertoire of the actor, and how we encode meaning in nonverbal acts.

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