Nonverbal Cues

Nonverbal Cues - NonverbalCues 16:30 Nonverbalcues

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Nonverbal Cues 16:30 Nonverbal cues Human actions, intentional or unintentional, that affect interpretations within  an interaction o Do all these things communicate? No, because there is a difference between behavior and  communication Uses multiple codes Continuous flow of nonverbal cues o Very hard to punctuate where does it stop and start More natural and spontaneous than words o Tend to be more natural, physiological component to it o Spontaneous, don’t really choose our nonverbal cues, but we usually think  before we speak Includes culturally universal and culturally specific dimensions o Mimicking the action that one might take Types of Messages Conveyed What types of messages tend to be conveyed nonverbally? o Initial impressions Before some one speaks we form an initial impression of them o Relational messages 3 kinds of relational messages are always conveyed in every  interaction liking
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we are constantly nonverbal cues about how much we like a  person or not status we are constantly sending nonverbal cues that negotiates status  relative to person we are interacting with do we see ourselves as a higher status, lower status, equal  status Vocal characteristics, body position and posture, clothing, eye  contact, touching and behavior  Responsiveness Are you leaning towards person, making eye contact—more  responsive Leaning back, making no eye contact—less responsive
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