EXAM 2 CMST 2010 notes

EXAM 2 CMST 2010 notes - EXAM 2 CMST 2010 September 27,2007...

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EXAM 2 CMST 2010 September 27,2007 Non-verbal’s – communication other than written or spoken language that creates meaning for someone - Occur in clusters you’re never just using one nonverbal at a time o Ex. The way she’s dressed, using her body, and using her facial expressions, and her tone (vocalic) using all that info to interpret the meaning of the lecture - Frequently given more credence and are more trusted - Nonverbal codes are usually more trusted that verbal codes but this trust can sometimes backfire - More emotionally powerful, often times can sometimes take a heck of a lot of hide true feelings days when you just cry for no reason true emotions are often portrayed through nonverbal - Ex . Facial expressions, hand gestures, proximity (being close to someone), tone of voice (silence maybe), eye movements, etc. - Set of codes used to express what you mean - Nonverbal codes are highly influenced by the culture o The way we interpret/use nonverbal are usually very cultural dependent - We often do them without thinking Main things that non-verbals do: o 1. Express meaning (liking/disliking/status/responsiveness) o 2. Modify verbal communication nonverbal re-iterates verbal (go team) o 3. Regulate the flow of interaction at a party, don’t want to interact with someone, go in the corner Codes of non-verbal communication: o 1. Appearance Influences credibility, attraction, things like how you do your hair or what you wear, see someone from far away it’s the first thing you notice (1 st impressions) Strong nonverbal code Must create meaning if the wife interprets that the husband is putting on weight because he doesn’t care, than it matters (but if he’s just putting on weight and she doesn’t care, than it doesn’t matter) Looks mostly at the artifacts that we use (clothing, jewelry, piercing, hair) Can show our social status queen Elizabeth wears elaborate clothes Can show identification wearing an LSU shirt o 2. Proximics The way we use space looking at the area around us that we still consider personal Ex. In class: an still use personal language when far apart (friends) 12-25 feet apart public distance 4-12 feet apart social distance 18 inches-4 feet apart personal distance 0-18 inches apart intimate distance
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o 3. Environment Indicates info about the person that owns the environment. Ex. The love making (intimate distance): set up candles Want to consider what the environment Is when you are communicating with someone o 4. Chronenic how you use time speaks to someone Ex. Show up 5 minutes late for a meeting (means you don’t care) Ex. Show up 5 minutes late to meet with friends (not big deal) o 5. Kinesics Study of human movement, gesture, and posture Categories: Emblems – gestures that can be easily translated into verbal statements the peace sign, flicking off (means the same wherever you go)
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course CMST 2010 taught by Professor Whitehead during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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EXAM 2 CMST 2010 notes - EXAM 2 CMST 2010 September 27,2007...

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