308sg2 - Chapter9 FacialPrimacy

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The face and personality judgments Facial Primacy Comes in many shapes and sizes Receives most attention during interactions By looking at face and eyes we makes judgments about personality Give more weight to the face than other communication channels The face and interaction management Channel control When we want the chance to speak, we open mouth in readiness to talk Smiling and winking at each other: not only do these behaviors serves  open channels of communication, but also suggest the type of  interactions one desires Complementing or qualifying verbal/nonverbal responses Facial expressions can underline, magnify, minimize or contradict a  message A smile may temper a negative meaning Replacing Spoken messages Facial emblems replace spoken messages –hand emblems these display  a verbal translation We see facial emblems when sending a message, we’re trying to talk  about an emotion rather than the feelings Widened eyes replace the word “wow” The face and expression of emotion Display emotions: we can intensify, neutralize, or intensify emotions of the  face. We learn there are some situations or contexts that we need to  engage in these types of behavior The Face The withholder The face inhibits expression of actual feeling states, there is little  facial movements The revealer Opposite of the withholder; the face leaves little doubt how the  person feels continually The unwitting expresser This pattern usually pertains to a limited number of expressions that  a person may feel have been masked Ex: “How did you know I was angry?” The blanked expresser
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course COMM 308 taught by Professor Durbin during the Fall '10 term at WVU.

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308sg2 - Chapter9 FacialPrimacy

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