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Unformatted text preview: in degree. Norms guide the process. 3. Discuss the findings and generalizations of this theory. (Looking for the larger/overall findings and generalizations as well as specifics – does the theory meet the goals?) Intent is irrelevant. Perception by others is what matters. Convergence is seen as a good thing while divergence is seen in a negative light. October 25, 2010 4. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this theory according to the seven criteria for evaluating a theory? Strengths: Test of time – developed in 1971 Parsimony – simple but enough to explain theory clearly Logical Consistency – theory is not contradictory Weaknesses: Testability – hard to measure the response 5. Discuss practical applications (i.e., real world examples) of this theory. Can help to explain persuasion and how impressionability of other people. Can also indicate how much we are trying to be likable with people we have just met....
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- Communication Accommodation Theory