Principle. The idea that certain body movements and gestures (e.g., hand-behind-head) may be touched off automatically by strong emotions, feelings, and moods.
Usage: Nonverbal release is a reminder that much of our body-motion communication is emitted apart from conscious awareness.
See also NONVERBAL CONSCIOUSNESS.
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