CLICK HERE to read an article written by my friend, Karen Stollznow, a Professor of Linguistics and former Editor of the "Australian Skeptic Magazine." I think you'll get a kick out of it.
The topic is Body Language. Not the real kind that social scientists attempt to decipher, but the current hype that's being popularized by self-help gurus and the new tv show "Lie to Me."
You wouldn't believe some of the claims being made, like "Only 7% of our communication is verbal." What?! Or, "The fabric your clothes are made of sends a clear message to others about who you are." Oh, brother!
I think Karen does a pretty good job of debunking a lot of the nonsense, but it's doubtless that we in the social sciences will be undoing the damage caused by people's exposure to this crap.