As a custom, people watching is almost as old as the human race! In this charming guide for the general reader, Dr. Aaron Wolfgang explores the surprising depth and rewards of people watching. Not only an enjoyable pastime, people watching can provide great insight into human behavior, cultural background and emotions. By observing people's gestures, facial expressions and other forms of nonverbal behavior, we can cultivate stronger interpersonal skills and even gain insight into ourselves. Wolfgang's guide takes us step-by-step through the process of observing people, providing many illustrated examples of nonverbal expression through dozens of facial and full-body photographs of people from all racial and cultural backgrounds. It explains the origins and purpose of people watching, as well as how and where to do it, and presents many examples of culture-based differences in body language. Dr. Wolfgang also offers a variety of tests and assessment tools to measure or enhance our people watching skills.
Aaron Wolfgang, psychologist and professor emeritus, is the founder and was the coordinator of the Focus in Multicultural Studies in the Department of Applied Psychology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He has chaired two international conferences dealing with perspectives in nonverbal behavior and intercultural insights.