27 February 2013
Communication Privacy Management
The Responsibility in Becoming a Confidant
Does everyone deal with privacy of information? Is it just something that women do? Or
is it only encountered by men?
Practice Test: Cycle 4
1. In the yellow ribbon example from class, the physical object of the yellow ribbon
itself would be:
2. What is the difference between the signifier and the sign?
3. A denotative sign is
Thompson and Secrease
22 October 2014
Social Penetration Theory
Ogres are like onions. They stink? NO! They have layers! This quote from the
DreamWorks movie Shrek explains, albeit simplistically, the core principles of
Communication Accommodation Application
Imagine being in a place where you do not recognize a single person and you are
surrounded by people who cannot understand a word you are saying. Now imagine putting
yourself in that situa
I: Social Penetration Theory
Social Penetration, The process of developing deeper intimacy with another
person through mutual self-disclosure and other forms of vulnerability (Altman,
Taylor 97). W
Communication Accommodation Theory explains how when people from
different cultural backgrounds interact, they adjust their communicative style and
behaviors to accommodate each other. Accommodat
Do you know when youre being lied to by your children? How about your mother, or
your sibling? Or, do you think it would be harder to tell if a total stranger was lying to you?
Lying is something that many people do, but not a whole lot of people
The Meaning of Meaning
English literacy critic and rhetorician figure out and fix misunderstandings.
Meaning is in people (you and I) not in words.
Words are symbols, or signs, and signs require interpretation
Proper meaning superstition take the dictiona