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Expectancy Violations
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Propositions 1. We develop expectations about others’ verbal and nonverbal communication 2. Violations of expectations are arousing and distracting 3. Communicator reward valence influences interpretation and evaluation of violations
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Expectancy An enduring pattern of anticipated behavior General Societal norm for what is typical/appropriate Particular Individual idiosyncrasy Relationship Context
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Violation Valence The perceived positive or negative value of a breach of expectations, regardless of who the violator is. When a violation is unclear, we consider the valence of the “violator”
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Communicator Reward Valence Sum of the positive and negative attributes that the person brings to the encounter And The potential the person has to reward or punish in the future
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Possibilities: If a person can reward us and violates a norm Violation is disregarded Potentially increase positive regard for the person
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Possibilities: If a violation is positive/rewarding Increase attractiveness of the person Enhance credibility
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High Comm. Reward Valence: VIOLATE! Low Comm. Reward Valence: CONFORM!
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Homework: When has someone violated your expectations? Was the experience positive or negative? What was the communicator’s reward valence? Typed, 1-2 pgs, double-spaced Due Next Wednesday 2/6
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Relational Development and Maintenance
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Staircase Model Stages of Growth: Initiating Experimenting Intensifying Integrating Bonding
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Staircase Model Stages of Deterioration Differentiating Circumscribing Stagnating Avoiding Terminating
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Social Penetration Altman & Taylor
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Key Terms Depth degree of intimacy of the disclosure i.e. deep conversation on a single topic Breadth # of topic areas i.e. small talk Penetration/Depenetration Increasing/decreasing breadth and depth
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4 Stages Orientation Phase Exploratory Affective Exchange Phase Full Affective Exchange Phase Stable Exchange Phase
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course COM 200 taught by Professor Barrientos during the Spring '08 term at Pepperdine.

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