Comm 125 Response 3

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Jason Souder Comm. 1250 Response 3 Chapter 6 Expectancy Violations Theory 1. To me the term “violation valence” is a sort of gauge or assessment of what I believe to be appropriate or inappropriate (usually judged by an unexpected behavior.) It is always relative to behavior. Example: I am meeting a group of friends at a sports bar to watch the game. One of my friends has brought a new person to hang out with our group. This new person’s name is Frank. Frank begins cheering for his team and at first I don’t notice anything out of the ordinary. The closer the game gets Frank gets more and more intense and begins shouting at the TV screen. At that point I begin to form negative opinions of Frank. I have
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Unformatted text preview: evaluated his behavior and have come to the conclusion that his antics have gone too far. I no longer want to be in the same place as Frank when watching the game. 2. It is soft determinism because communication is far too complex to have simple cause-and-effect relationships. 3. EVT stands for expectancy violations theory. In my own words EVT means that because of certain expectations that we have for peoples behaviors, sometimes those standards are violated because of unexpected behavior. We (the people evaluating) can adhere positive or negative thoughts of the person being evaluated....
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