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Communicates interest, intimacy Body Language Gestures, postures Varies from different culture Middle finger Touch Can have various meanings, intimacy, dominance, the more dominant person is more likely to touch the lower class person Interpersonal Distance Men tend to have greater distance than women intimate zone, Ab 18 in. away personal zone, 18 in-4 ft away social zone 4-12 ft away Public zone More than 12 ft Paralanguage Not what we say, but how we say it, tone of voice Women have one higher of pitch than men do, read this as more emotional and aren’t taken as serious
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DIFFERENCES IN COMMUNICATION SKILLS Individual Differences in Sensitivity encoding and decoding differences Encoding: a persons ability to communicate with others Decoding: a persons ability to be able to understand what people are communicating convicted rapists Have defecites in decoding, aren’t good at reading (especially women’s) communication abusive mothers Have defecites in decoding, can’t read their kids that well, these mothers tend to see kids crying to be manipulative and winy, if a kid is crying because they are hungry the mother tends to think they are lying Gender Women are more likely to be better at encoding and decoding How women were socialized not biologically Women tend to put more effort into it important for relationships could be better skills lead to better relationships alternatively better relationships may motivate us to work harder at
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ISSUES IN COMMUNICATING INTEREST uncertainty reduction When you meet a person for the first time, youre uncertain about them We are often trying to reduce this, like trying to get to know them and asking them questions receptivity signals If were interested in the habit of relationship we give off signs Verbal Small talk Nonverbal
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