Chapter 7 Notes
Burgoon defines it as: Invisible, variable volume of space surrounding an individual that
defines that individuals preferred distance from others.
Depends on our cultural norms and individual preferences.
Reflects a comp
Chapter 4 Notes
Seven Major traditions in communication research
1. The Socio-Psychological tradition: Communication as interpersonal interaction and
a. This tradition epitomizes the scientific perspective
b. Scholars believe that communication
Chapter 15 Notes
Social Judgment Theory:
Perception and evaluation of an idea by comparing it with current attitudes.
Involvement describes the linkage between ego-involvement and perception
The Latitude of Acceptance:
Range of ideas that a person sees
Chapter 10 Notes
Uncertainty Reduction Theory
Focus on how human communication is used to gain knowledge and create understanding
Strangers meet their primary concern is one of uncertainty reduction or increasing
predictability about the other person
Chapter 8 & 9 Vocabulary
Interpersonal Constructs: The intellectual models or patterns we fit over social reality to order
our impressions of people.
Role Category Questionaire: A free-response survey designed to measure the intellectual
intricacy of a pe
Chapter 3 Notes
A good OBJECTIVE THEORY follows 6 criteria:
1. Explanation of the data: A good theory makes sense out of disturbing situations or
draws order out of chaos; It focuses attention on crucial variables away from irrelevant
data; It explains wh
Chapter 5 Notes
Three Core Principles of Symbolic interactionism
Meaning: The construction of social reality
First Principle: Humans act toward people or things on the basis of the meanings they
assign to those people or thing
Chapter 1 notes
Theory: A set of careful systematic, informed hunches about the way things work.
Set of Hunches
Informed Hunches: Careful observation
Hunches that are systematic: string theory; everything is connected
Nets: Capture all th
Chapter 6 Notes
Coordinated Management of Meaning:
Based on the assertion that persons-in-conversation co-construct their own social realities
and are simultaneously shaped by the worlds they create.
Coordinated Management In the Action: