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Jordan Townsend 4/23/2009 Exercise: Theory Applications A real life example of Expectancy Violation Theory can be seen in a situation where a complete stranger sat down right next to you in a public area when there were many other open seats. This type of behavior demonstrated by a stranger causes a heightened feeling of arousal and discomfort. These feelings are evoked because the person does not expect a stranger to get
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Unformatted text preview: inside their personal space. The Expectancy Violation Theory explains that people evaluate communication with other people in either a negative or positive regard depending upon the persons perceived expectations of the interaction and their relation to the communicator....
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