Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2629: Sandy Hook Audio Tapes - A Body Language Sign of Disbelief (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

In this brief interview with three family members of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting last December, the two women (mothers of victims) display essentially identical nonverbal signals of disbelief.

Note: The original video has, since the original post, been removed from its online source. The images below however, were captured from this video.

Ms. Hockley's right eyebrow is elevated along with significantly more contraction of the right side of her forehead.

This is one common body language sing of incredulity. She has difficulty believing why the release of the audiotapes from the events of that terrible day would benefit the public in any way.

In a slightly less pronounced example on Ms. Marquez-Greene, we again see the right eyebrow and right forehead elevated - nonverbally signalling her disbelief in the public's value in the audio recordings release.

What other very telling body language signals do you see in this video?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2238:  Sandy Hook Elementary Teacher Lauren Rousseau's  Boyfriend's Body Language - Grief & Suppression of Negative Emotions & Empathy

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2355:  Adam Lanza's College ID and the  Body Language of Eyes Chronically Wide Open

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2229:  President Obama and a Body Language Signal of  Holding Back Grief, Tears & other Negative Emotions

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2232:  Vicki Soto, a Hero, Body Language  and a Mother's Love & Affection -  Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Interview

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2233:  Body Language, President Obama, 20 Children  and the Tongue-in-Cheek

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2247:  Barack Obama's Body Language on Meet the Press  "That was the worst day of my Presidency"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2243:  The NRA, Asa Hutchinson's Body Language,  Speaking out of the “Side of the Mouth”  and the Importance of "Norming"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2231:  A Common Facial Expression of Mass Killers - Using Body Language as a Threat Assessment Tool