Posture and Gesture in Non-verbal Communication Research: The study of non-verbal communication. Clinical and experimental studies of posture and gesture. Methodology. The Communication of Listener Attitudes through Posture: The encoding of interest and boredom. The encoding of disagreement and agreement. The decoding of interest/boredom and disagreement/agreement. Posture, Gesture and Speech: The organization of posture in relation to speech. The role of pre-speech changes in posture. Gesture and emphasis in speech. The use of hand gesture in political speeches: some case studies. Conclusions and Wider Implications. Theoretical and practical significance of research on posture and gesture. References. Appendix A: The posture scoring system. Appendix B: The body movement scoring system. Author. Index. Subject Index.