COM212_3.5.09 - Holmes(New Zealand Study 484 Compliments in conversation in work settings Most compliments – between peers Showed most

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COM324 3.5.09 Gender differences 1. The Two Culture Theory (women Venus, men Mars) 2. We talk for the same reason but manage it differently a. Men: activity based, likes b. Women: feelings based, needs Minor Differences Only 1% difference in communication behavior among males and females Women do not talk more in many studies, men actually talk more
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Unformatted text preview: Holmes (New Zealand) Study 484 Compliments in conversation in work settings Most compliments – between peers Showed most compliments come from women What accounts for differences ? Gender doesn’t really line up with biological sex Occupation can trump gender as an influence on speaking style Power can trump differences...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course COMM 212 taught by Professor Roberts during the Spring '09 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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