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Unformatted text preview: Nick Gomez February 10, 2011 Communications 101-023 Exercise #4 Nonverbal Crimes Well for my assignment I decided that my non-verbal crime would be to five star someone when they least expect it. If you dont know what a five star is its basically just an open hand smack, usually on the back of someone, and ends up leaving an imprint of your entire hand with all five fingers, hence five star. I would definitely have to say that the norm being violated is a bit of a personal space invasion as well as the norm that youre not really suppose to just go smacking people on the back out of the blue. Of the elements of non-verbal communication I would have to say that it includes both haptics (touch) as well as proxemics (through intimate space). In this case haptics communicate[d] status and power differences (Worley et al, 2009, p.115) between my roommate and I. I had the power when I gave him the five star, taking the lead of our five star battle, which communicated my power to him. Just as five star, taking the lead of our five star battle, which communicated my power to him....
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