DOI: 10.24411/2470-1262-2018-10047


Social behavior in intercultural dialog relations is always connected with time characteristics such as consequence, rhythm, succession of actions ets. In our research we made an attempt to determine the role of time parameters in the development of the following social communications: development of communicative acts, and time characteristics of the process of cross-cultural behavior structuring.

Ignoring time parameters of self-realization and self-actualization of personality introduces a certain destructive element in the process of interpersonal relations; hence there arise the necessity of teaching communicative competence in intercultural dialog. In our research we outlined a number of methods to develop time competence, and to create the atmosphere of understanding, acceptance and trust in the process of interpersonal non-verbal communication.

It can be noted that time characteristics of social behavior and its non-verbal manifestation can exert positive influence on a person’s communicative activity and determine their time competence in cross-cultural communication.

Keywords: communicative competence, time, interpersonal relations, non-verbal communication, intercultural dialog


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Information about the author:

Alla Konstantinovna Bolotova (Moscow, Russia) – Doctor of Psychology, Professor Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Head Department of General and Experimental Psychology, National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (HSE), address: Armyanskiy L., 4/2, Moscow, 101000, Russia, e-mail: bolotova@hse.ru           

Psychology of development; psychology of education; ontogenesis; social communication; applied psychology. Author of 180 scientific publications.


The author expresses gratitude to the staff of the University library and very grateful to the colleagues from the Department of General Psychology and the Scientific Seminar of the Psychology Department of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” for consultation.

Автор выражает благодарность сотрудникам университетской библиотеки, благодаренa коллегам с кафедры общей психологии и научного семинара кафедры психологии Национального исследовательского университета «Высшая школа экономики» за консультации.

For citation: Bolotova Alla K., (2019). Time and non-verbal Communication in Interpersonal Dialogue (Cross-Cultural Aspect). Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science. Vol 4, Issue 2 (2019), pp. 48-55 (in USA)

Manuscript received: 04/06/ 2019

Accepted for publication: 06/17/2019

The authors have read and approved the final manuscript.

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