Classnotes - 19:57 advantage. Happiness Ifyoudontmakeago

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Centrality of Communication 19:57 Centrality of Communication: Define us—organization and communication is a huge evolutionary  advantage. Everything in life happens because of how you communicate. Evolutionary advantage Happiness: Importance of the First Exchange: If you don’t make a good impression/ good communication there is no chance  of a second impression. You decide who you talk to based on that first communication. How do you choose people? Proximity—to meet someone who have to get close to people—you talk to  people you are around most of the time. Appearance—the better looking a person is the more you want to talk to them.  The importance of appearance diminishes as you grow closer to someone.  Utility—you choose who to talk to because it is helpful to know them.  Loneliness—if you are alone and there is no one you would prefer you take a  chance communication with someone else. You let certain characteristics fall  to the way side when you are lonely. You try to set up the odds in your favor  when you are lonely. Why do we say what we do: When you first meet someone you express certain information deemed  socially acceptable. You don’t mention your vices/ sexual fantasies because  they effect the impression you leave on the subject. You don’t bring up  negative things. o Managing an impression o Reduce uncertainty: You really want to reduce the uncertainty about this person. Get to  know this person and what are they like, before you mention important  personal information. *** we reduce out uncertainty by making predictions ( assumptions/  stereotypes) Assumptions/ Stereotypes: Large City v. Small Town
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Athletic Training v. Advertising Juniors v. Seniors We create categories to try and determine just who this persons is…you can  decide whether you want to learn more about this person or whether you will  never match up. Levels of Predictions:
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Classnotes - 19:57 advantage. Happiness Ifyoudontmakeago

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