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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 don’t know what a five star is it’s 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 you’re 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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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Boise State.
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