6 - Multichanneled-communication that can be transmitted in...

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Multichanneled-communication that can be transmitted in a variety of ways simultaneously -ex: speakers convey nonverbal situations through their facial expressions, voice qualities, eye gaze, posture, gestures, and by other channels Nonverbal behavior-refers to all the nonverbal actions we engage in from scratching various body parts to moving in time to music Nonverbal communication-in contrast, occurs when nonverbal behavior has symbolic meaning Behavior is communicative when: 1-members of social group regularly use it to communicate 2-the social group typically interprets it as intentional 3-the members have a recognized, agreed-upon interpretation for the behavior Influences on nonverbal communication -The meaning of any nonverbal behavior is defined by the cultures of those interacting -in addition to culture, the relationship between the people interacting affects the meaning of nonverbal behaviors -the meaning we attribute to someone’s nonverbal behavior varies based on how well we the know communicator
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Mullin during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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