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340Lecture10 - Lecture 10 Nonverbal Communication Haptics and Kinesics COM 340 Overview of Haptics The average person relies heavily on touch to

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COM 340 Lecture 10 Nonverbal Communication: Nonverbal Communication: Haptics and Kinesics Haptics and Kinesics
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COM 340 2 The average person relies heavily on touch to communicate. Probably the most basic or primitive form of communication. Touch remains a crucial aspect of human relations throughout our lives. Overview of Haptics
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COM 340 3 The earliest form of contact that humans have with the world is through touch. Babies communicate through touch long before they can talk. Babies’ main source of information and also main way of expression. Doctor’s hands Bathing Diaper changing Rocking Feeding Comforting Babies and Touch
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COM 340 4 Studies in infant behavior have shown importance of touch in the evolution of a healthy adult. Infants which have been held, touched and cuddled show… greater gain in weight, a higher level of activity, greater curiosity and capacity for learning, are less sick and handle stress better, and live longer. Babies and Touch (con’t)
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COM 340 5 Among adults a vast range of meaning can be expressed just by touching. Classifying touch into categories… Functional/Professional Social/Polite Friendship/Warmth Love/Intimacy Functions of Touch
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COM 340 6 Functional/Professional - Most impersonal type of touch; done as part of job, service or task. Physician, Dentist, Nurse
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2010 for the course SOC Soc2957 taught by Professor Anston during the Summer '97 term at Hawaii.

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340Lecture10 - Lecture 10 Nonverbal Communication Haptics and Kinesics COM 340 Overview of Haptics The average person relies heavily on touch to

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