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Ans: People assign meaning to nonverbal communication just as they do with verbal communication. However, because nonverbal communication does not involve language, it cannot be read in the same way that verbal communication can be. Focus Question: What are some common misconceptions about nonverbal communication? Answer Location: Misconceptions About Nonverbal Communication Difficulty Level: Hard 3. Explain how it is or is not possible to detect deception accurately through nonverbal communication. 4. Explain the difference between static and dynamic nonverbal communication.
5. Give an example of a form of nonverbal communication that is influenced by culture. Ans: Examples might include eye contact, use of space, touch, time, dialect/accent, and gestures. These may be used in situations in which people of certain cultures speak quickly, in a lower or higher tone, or at a higher pitch. Focus Question: What are the most common types of nonverbal communication? Answer Location: Types of Nonverbal Communication Difficulty Level: Medium 6. Discuss the connection between relationships and use of personal space. 7. How are the rules of nonverbal communication learned? Ans: The rules of nonverbal communication are not learned in the typical, direct fashion.