3/1/12Chap1/1www2.fiu.edu/agirardc/3120ch6.11.htmLec. 11. Chap. 6 Communication and Conflict ResolutionI.Ver/Nonverb Com:verbal=content;nonverb tell attitude(eg.hostile)&interpret(eg.joke)II. Nonverbal Communication: Noller (1984) reports 3 important functions in marriage:1.conveys interpersonal attitudes:shows how 2 get along;rolling eyes signals rel flaws2.expressing emotions:thru bodies;if depressed walk slowly,frown;share feel w/partner3.handle ongoing interaction: posture & eye contact signal interest or boredom4.most important forms: proximity, eye contact, and toucha.proximity: nearness in phys space&time;less distance signals >intimacy/threatb.cult. misinterpet:neutral dist for Latinos maybe too close (seductive)for Anglosi. result: if Anglo mistakenly flirts in response, Latino may think Anglo initiatingc.satisfied couples spend >time together:7 hrs/day vs. 5 hrs for distressed couplesd.eye contact: signals interest if longer than usual;couples in agree have >contacte.touch:
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Hispanic and Latino Americans, anglo, F. Latino Patte, Commun Patte, freq signals intimacy