COMM notes

COMM notes - Ch 3. Nonverbal Communication 1. What is...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ch 3. Nonverbal Communication 1. What is non-verbal communication? (Messages that people exchange beyond words) Three key characteristics: o Sensitive to the relationship between the sender and receiver. o Have meaning based on context. o Part of verbal communication (not separate from). 2. Sources of Non-verbal languages Neurological (Reflexive) ? ? ? ? … o Neurological programs are those automatic nonverbal reactions to stimuli with which we are born. o These nonverbal “automatic reactions” are reflexive because of neurological drives. -E.g. Blink our eyes automatically when hear a loud noise; -E.g. Our stomach muscles tighten and our hands sweat when we feel insecure. -E.g. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? facial expression of ? ? ? 乐. ( ? nature, ? ? collective learning) Cultural (Reflexive) o Nonverbal gestures and behaviors convey different messages throughout the world. o People operate on different action chains. -(being on time ? ? ? ? ? 乐乐乐乐乐乐,乐乐乐乐乐乐乐 action chain) -Action Chain – is a behavioral sequence ? ?   with two or more participating organisms, in which there are standard steps for reaching a goal. o The use of space varies widely around the world. -( ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ) 3. Emotional influences of non-verbal language Emotions have a direct effect on people’s nonverbal communication. o
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course COMM 107 taught by Professor Gardner during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

Page1 / 3

COMM notes - Ch 3. Nonverbal Communication 1. What is...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online