151 - Uncertainty

151 - Uncertainty - Uncertainty BasicPropositions:

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Uncertainty Basic Propositions: A.  Seek information to reduce uncertainty during initial interactions New or unpredictable situations are uncertainty producing Reduce uncertainty by seeking information To explain and predict own and other’s behavior Most applicable to initial interactions, intercultural communication…other  contexts?   Honeycutt (1985).  Examples from these authors? New job/obligation makes people act differently You think someone is cheating on you If they are doing spontaneous things If someone is being deceptive B. Reduce uncertainty using passive, active, or interactive strategies o 1.  Passive = nonintrusive observations of others o 2.  Active =  A.  manipulating environment and then observing change in person
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course COMM 151 taught by Professor Afifi during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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