Exam 2 - Cognitive Valence Theory CVT Theoretical framework...

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Cognitive Valence Theory CVT Theoretical framework that describes and explains the process of intimacy exchange within a dyad relationship Immediacy Approach behaviors that signal availability , and decrease both the physical and psychological distance between interactants. Most commonly-cited nonverbal immediacy behaviors: - Close distances - Use of touch - Presence of gaze - Smiling - Direct body orientation - Forward lean Verbal Cues Personal forms of address Relational comments CVT Step 1: Immediacy Behaviors - Step 2: Arousal - Step 3: Cognitive Schemata - The knowledge we all have that help us interpret others’ behavior and help us make some sense of what behaviors are appropriate for a given situation or relationship. Cognitive Schemata 1. Cultural Schemata 2. Self Schemata - Personal traits - Communication predispositions - Trait communication behavior 3. Interpersonal Schemata (Interpersonal valence) -
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2010 for the course CMN 101 taught by Professor Feng during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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Exam 2 - Cognitive Valence Theory CVT Theoretical framework...

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