Comm paper 3 - Jeff Mabry 02-09-2011 Comm. 1101 Written...

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Jeff Mabry 02-09-2011 Comm. 1101 Written Assignment #3 Eye contact is one of the most commonly used forms of non-verbal communication. Some behaviors portrayed are universal while others can be interpreted many different ways from culture to culture. 55% of in person communication is expressed non-verbally making eye gestures a very important aspect of understanding the meaning behind the words. Oculesics is the study of the role of eyes in nonverbal communication (__). The most common behaviors expressed in communication with the eyes are gazing, shifting, glancing, fixation, blink rate, and eye aversion. These slight changes in eye behavior play significant roles in our communication with others. They can support or negate what is verbally being said. Eye shifting is when our eyes fixate on inanimate objects as opposed to who is speaking to us. Often when someone is lying, withholding information, or stretching the truth their eyes shift from one focal point to another. Typically their eyes dart away from the questioners face at the end of the
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course COMM 1102 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Gainesville State.

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Comm paper 3 - Jeff Mabry 02-09-2011 Comm. 1101 Written...

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