Comm1_10-13 - Comm 1 Non-Verbal...

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Comm. 1 10/13/09 Non-Verbal Communication (verbal language) - Gestures, body language, facial expressions, tone of voice, etc. Relationship to Verbal Comm. Common misperceptions: - “Truth” is in the nonverbal the notion that if you’re “lying with your words, your eyes will tell the truth”; it is thought that you can’t control your nonverbal communication. The problem is that it turns out that nonvbl. comm. is not a very reliable method; most people can’t tell between the truth and lying (only can guess about 50%). We have a truth bias: we just assume people are telling the truth; unless we have a reason to be suspicious we tend not to be. When we’re nervous, they’re the same things we do when we’re lying, which is why people associate lying with anxious behavior. But sometimes one is just nervous, not lying. And some people are just really good liars. - Nonvbl. comm. is its own “body language” our body motions do not necessarily coincide with our exact words; body language is very fluid. “You can’t just ascribe these meanings as if there is a dictionary to it”-Mullin. Nonvbl. comm. is indicative of true behavior, but it is not concrete. Nonverbal comm. can:
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2010 for the course COMM 1 taught by Professor Mullin during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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