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Bobby Krivitsky CRS 181 Midterm Examination Case Study: 1. The expectancy violations theory or EVT as it is commonly referred to, was developed as a model for studying unexpected violations in nonverbal communication. In the case of Sandy and Ron, Sandy expects that because Ron goes to the same school as her and is interested in taking her major that the two will be able to bond and form a connection. However, throughout the conversation Ron fails to engage in the discussion, often giving short unenthusiastic answers. Hoping to capture Ron’s interest, Sandy reveals to him that she has been raped; “After one of our sorority parties at our house, a few guys stayed and tried to help us clean up. The problem was that they wanted to be paid for their work-if you know what I mean.” When she does this, she expects for Ron to engage in the conversation and at the very least, show her compassion and sympathy. However, Ron does neither, as he responds by saying, “so why are you telling me this?” and ultimately ends up hurting Sandy’s feelings telling her that
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