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class 9 17:01 The communication Environment (effects on human communication) Our environment reflects us What kind of person we are, and our personalities, etc. o E.g. bedrooms, workplaces Detecting personality from environmental cues Gosling et al. (2002) o Had participants visit college dorm rooms and offices o Participants rated the person on personality traits (extraversion, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability) o Participants accurately detected conscientiousness (if someone is detail orientated and neat) and openness Features of our Environment Natural environment: things we find in nature. o weather, temperature, light or dark, the moon cycle, sun (seasonal affective disorder) structure and design
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Unformatted text preview: • objects • people (bus driver, when the environment is really crowded, or there’s very few.) How do we Perceive the environment • Mehrabian’s dimensions o Novel – familiar o Complex – simple (how many factors are there dissimulating you) • Knapp and Hall’s dimensions o Formal vs. Informal o Warm vs. Cold o Private vs. Public o Familiar vs. unfamiliar o Constraining vs. free (crowded, you need to behave a certain way) o Distant vs. close (physically and psychologically) How do we react to the environment? • Mehrabian’s Framework o Arousal (e.g. 6 th street during the day is not very arousing, but at night it is. It can be positive and negative) o Pleasure o Dominance o 17:01 17:01...
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