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Unformatted text preview: Com 100 Class Notes 30/09/2010 12:27:00 ← Any type of spoken (or written) communication that uses one or more words ← Ambiguous communication ← A man like him is hard to find ← all in all, I cannot say enough good thing about this candidate or recommend her too highly ← ← Chapter 5 Review • Stage of listening that involves assessing your reaction to a message is called evaluating • As rumors and stories pass from person to person through verbal communication, people tend to make them more interesting to the listeners. This process is referred to as assimilation • Sharpening emphasizing details because they stand out more to you ← Chapter 6 Continued… ← Deception and Nonverbal Communication • Clicker Question: Have you ever told a lie? o Everybody lies at one point in their lives, and at a somewhat regular basis. o 10% of people tell 80% of the lies • Why do people lie? o Self-focused motives To benefit you, to avoid punishment, to look better, etc o Partner-focused motives To benefit our partner, to avoid hurting them, to protect them, to keep them out of trouble, to avoid worrying them, etc o Relationship-focused motives To avoid conflict, to initiate a relationship, to speed up or slow down a relationship, to keep a relationship, etc • Clicker Question: Do you think you are bad or good at telling when someone else is lying to you? o Most people think that they’re really good lie detectors. (In actuality, they’re not..) We’re about 55% right at detecting lies. • Detecting Deception Quiz o 1-People make less eye contact when attempting to deceive others – FALSE o 2-People blink more when attempting to deceive others – TRUE o 3-People smile more when attempting to deceive others – FALSE o 4-People use shorter messages when attempting to deceive others – TRUE o 5-People talk faster when attempting to deceive others -- FALSE o 6-People make more speech errors (i.e. grammar mistakes, etc) when attempting to deceive others -- TRUE o 7-Females are better than males at detecting deception – FALSE **No gender difference when detecting deception** o 8-Experienced professionals (i.e. law enforcement, psychologists, etc) are better at detecting deception than individuals in the general population – FALSE • Deception o A message knowingly transmitted by a sender to foster a false belief or conclusion by the receiver Falsification – not telling the truth Concealment/omission – telling part of the truth but leaving out important details Equivocation – being intentionally vague • IDT’s Two Core Assumptions ← 10/05/10 ← Why People Behave Differently • Arousal •...
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- Fall '08
- Expectancy violations theory, relational dialectics theory, Individualism Vs Collectivism, Autonomy vs Connection, Frequent speech errors