I came across a strangely informative site by a couple of students. They collected quite a bit of ‘Nonverbal Communication’ bits and pieces for their web project. For die-hards only, be warned.

Perhaps the most popular form of nonverbal communication among students?

They seem to promote Public Displays of Affection, or PDA. They put together a reasonable cross-cultural comparison of common greetings, courtesies and practices. There’s a fairly indepth piece on Eye Contact and Movement. The bit on Sign Language is ridiculously incomplete. Next are chaotic collections about Facial Expression and putting up a Front. Last but not least there are essays on Posture and Body Positioning and The Handshake.

All in all I would say it is not a bad job and a solid B is in order (the wonderfully inappropriate graphics sadly prevent an A). But can someone please tell them nobody calls it nonverbal communication anymore?