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Exam 2 Study Guide - Anonymity- Interactants often have no...

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Anonymity- Interactants often have no direct knowledge of one another Artifacts- Objects that provide additional messages from which others may draw inferences as to the financial resources, aesthetic preferences, personality, status or occupation of an individual. Asynchronous- Occurs when there is a delay between the production of a message and its consumption by a receiver. The differentiation between asynchronous and synchronous communication is a frequently noted and defining characteristic of media (reading a magazine or book) Attitudes, Beliefs, and Values- The preferences and predispositions one has about particular topics, persons, or situations that play a critical role in information receiving activities and outcomes Baton Signals and Guide Signs- A gesture used to underscore or emphasize a particular point being made verbally Brocas Area- An area in the brain’s left hemisphere that activates the electrical impulses needed to mobilize the voice-producing mechanisms and produce the intended vocalization of words. Damage to this area has been shown to damage the production of speech Capability- Our level of intelligence, previous experience with a particular topic area, and facility with language that has an impact on the kinds of messages attended to and how they are interpreted and retained Chronemics- The study of the use of time and timing Collective Orientation- An orientation where there is an intense concern for the group Commodity- The word given to information when we pay for communication technology, products, and services Communication Style- Habits and preferences that affect how we deal with other people and situations Conformance Rule- Assumes that interactants adhere to conversation rules or explain violations Consistency and Competition- The extent to which we are exposed to alternative points of view Context- Where we are and who else is there during a communication interaction Context- Information that surrounds an event; it is inextricably bound up with the meaning of that event Conversational Rules- Describes how one must, should, or should not behave in interactions with others Cooperativeness Rule- Assumes willingness to commit to interaction Credibility- The experience and/or knowledge of a source Cultural Adaptation- Adapting to the social conventions of a different culture Culture Shock- Occurs while adapting to a different culture and is associated with feelings of helplessness, withdrawal, paranoia, irritability, and a desire for a home Culture- The complex combination of common symbols, knowledge, folklore, customs, language, information-processing patterns, rituals, habits, and other behavioral patterns that link and give a common identity to a particular group of people at a particular point in time Decoding- Translating a message into an idea Delivery- Involves factors such as volume, rate of speaking, and facial expressions Dress- An aspect of personal appearance utilized as the basis for judgments as to gender, age,
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Gottlieb during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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