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COM212_2.12.09 - Kinesics Body Posture and orientation...

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COM212 2.12.09 Regulating Interaction Eye Gaze Monitors Interaction Secure Attention – not making eye contact often avoids contact Signals Natural of Relationship Closes and Opens Space, pertains to all the above Recognizing someone you know in crowded unfamiliar room shrinks the room “Windows to the Soul Proxemics Organization and perception of space and distance , Edward Hall Intimate Distance is < 18” Personal Distance 18”-4’ Social Distance 4’-12’ Public Distance >12’ Theories About Proximity Protection Theory Space grows/shrinks in relation to feeling of safety Barrier behaviors evident, physical or gaze, moving about as people move closer Equilibrium Theory Intimacy/distance vary together, growth in relationship causes people to stand closer together Expectancy Violations Theory Focus turns to wondering about the relationship and away from subject at hand, Psych noise
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Unformatted text preview: Kinesics - Body Posture and orientation Kendon’s 3 Segment Theory You are only fully engaged when all 3 segments (head, torso, legs) are facing conversation 1. Legs are primary part of conversation 2. Torso secondary Gestures measure power and status Asians, bowing is often status based Increase persuasiveness by mirroring someone’s speech/actions Haptics Vital for infant development Adults – boosts mood, increases liking, improves compliance Beware – gender differences in touch avoidance Voice Paralanguage – the way message in spoken Vocal Rate Pronunciation Pitch Tone Volume Emphases Research – communications more likely to agree when speakers have same speech/talking rate...
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