COM 200 Notes Days 6 and 7

COM 200 Notes Days 6 and 7 - COM 200 Communication Theory...

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COM 200 Communication Theory Prof. Steven Lemley Spring 2008 1/28/08 -Expectancy Violations Theory (EVT); Judy Burgoon - Non-Verbal Communication -You cannot no communicate - 70 % of communication is non-verbal - Edward Hall—Proxemics “The Silent Language” - he wrote about American preference for distance in communication; each culture has its own proxemic preferences and if you are traveling to another culture, learn their proxemic preferences for different types of relationships and interactions -Intimate - 0—18 inches -Personal - 18inches—4 feet -Social - 4 feet—10 feet -Public - 10ft+ -EVT -Personal Space Preferences - the “invisible bubble” around a person - violating someone’s personal space causes a response in which the “victim” considers the relationship; decide whether the violation is good or bad -Expectancy (research weak) - the distance which is predicted and desired; expectancy determines response So: -context: -where, why, how the interaction takes place. You might be more tolerant of someone you don’t know coming close if they do it in public - Relationship: -are you familiar with this person? Do you like the person? Is this person lower/ higher in status? - Communicator Characteristics - personality - demographics: gender, age, appearance *avuncular: “of or relating to an uncle” a person like this will habitually act like your uncle; give advice, contact, etc.
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-Expectancy Violation Valence: the importance we assign to violation, its significance. Cost—reward= value -Interpret/Evaluate -Ok? More. Not ok? Less. - Ambiguous? - Communiator Reward Valence - likely gains + losses - Positive and negative attributes - social context rules the decision - to accept - to violate (if the relationship will be improved by re-evaluating) - Interaction Adaptation Theory - Predisposition to adapt
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course COM 200 taught by Professor Barrientos during the Spring '08 term at Pepperdine.

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COM 200 Notes Days 6 and 7 - COM 200 Communication Theory...

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