Competence and Global Uncertainty

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Competence and Global Uncertainty Global Uncertainty: a general disposition toward viewing initial encounter as unpredictable, unexplainable and undesirable. High GU People characteristically: Perceive initial encounters as inexplicable Express difficultly in managing initial encounters Evaluate initial encounters negatively Avoid initial encounters High GU’s suffer a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure Douglas’s study FINDINGS: there is no difference between High and Low people in the 2
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Unformatted text preview: nd-4 th minute They are only distinguishable in the first minute: High GU’s disclose more personal info in the first minute High GU’s ask fewer questions in the first minute that low GU’s High GU’s were rated as significantly less competent than low GU’s High GU’s reported less social relaxation than low GU’s Different people design messages differently...
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  • Spring '08
  • morrison

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