CMN101 Exam1Section6

CMN101 Exam1Section6 - 3 Parsimonious 4 Testable 5 Practical/Useful Valance= the positive or negative value we place on the unexpected behavior 2

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CMN101 Exam note Section 6: Expectancy Violation Theory It is a SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC theory. Proxemics: Study of Space 4 types of Space: [IPSP]=[I Pick Shit Poo] Intimate Zone: 0 to 18 inches Personal Distance : 18 inches to 4 feet -workers, acquaintance Social Distance : 4 to 10 feet -business interaction, task-related communication Public Distance : 10 feet and beyond -public speaking TWO Assumptions: 1) Human interaction is driven by expectations. Predictive Expectations: What we expect to occur based on what usually does occur . Prescriptive Expectations: What we expect to occur based on what is appropriate . 2) Expectations for human behavior are learned. Expectations are shaped by 3 factors: 1) Context [environment, norms] 2) Relationship [relationship history] 3) Individual Communicator Characteristics [age, appearance, sex] Critique 1. Poor predictions 2. Which is more important: violation valence or communicator valence?
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Parsimonious 4. Testable 5. Practical/Useful Valance= the positive or negative value we place on the unexpected behavior 2 Conflicting Valances Violence valance vs. Communicator Reward Valance Violence Valance is determined by:-Do you like the violation of space?-Is the nature of the behavior itself good or bad? 1) Evaluation of the behavior 2) Whether or not the behavior is more or less favorable than the expectation , and 3) The magnitude of the violation. A positive violation occurs when the behavior is more favorable than the expectation. A negative violation occurs when the behavior is less favorable. Communicator Reward Valance-Do you like the communicator?-Does he have the power to reward or punish me?-determines the interpretation of ambiguous communication-determines how the behavior is evaluated....
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2011 for the course CMN 101 taught by Professor Feng during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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CMN101 Exam1Section6 - 3 Parsimonious 4 Testable 5 Practical/Useful Valance= the positive or negative value we place on the unexpected behavior 2

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