expectancy violations theory

expectancy violations theory - EXPECTANCY VIOLATIONS THEORY...

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EXPECTANCY VIOLATIONS THEORY Developed by Judee Burgoon Pioneer in deception research – most recently focused on detecting deception and online deception Journalism Tradition: socio-psychological Context: intrapersonal/interpersonal Approach to knowing: emipirical Attempts to explain our reaction to unexpected behavior Expectations for others’ behaviors are based upon social norms and specific characteristics od communicators Sees communication as exchange of info that is high in relational content Assumptions 1) Expectancies drive human interaction 2) Expectancies for human behavior are learned 3) People make predictions about nonverbal behavior Expectancy What is predicted to occur rather than what is desired Based on context, relationship, communicator characteristics Individual communicator factors – gender, personality, age, reputation Relational factors – prior relational history, status difference, attraction Context factors – formality, function, cultural norms, environment Behavior violations can be predictive or prescriptive
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course COM 239 taught by Professor Juliesemlak during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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