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Scom 121, Week 7 class notes

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Scom 121, Week 7 class notes SCOM 121 0003

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This is class notes from week 7 mostly on chapter 5.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Gab Calderon on Friday February 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SCOM 121 0003 at James Madison University taught by Lori Britt in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 37 views. For similar materials see Fundamental Human Communications: Presentations in Communication at James Madison University.

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Class notes from this week that will also be on the test    Social polite touch­ initial introductions like business relationships or formal occasions like a  handshake.   Friendship warmth touch­ most ambiguous type of touch and least to misunderstandings between  people. Too much touch is being too friendly but too little touch might makes you seem cold.   Love and intimacy touch­ only for a very few special individuals like close friends family  spouses.   Sexual touch­ intimate and most restricted.   There are 6 forms of taboo touching:  1. Strangers are the “untouchables” like when you bump someone you say sorry  2. Harmful touches should be avoided­ children know don’t hit or bite  3. Avoid startling touches­ a tap on shoulder is something startling.  4. Avoid the interruption touch­ kiss your partner during an intense movie scene (rejection  usually occurs)  5. Don’t move others­ don’t just move people quickly say “sorry I need to get through”  6. Avoid rub it in­ wife says “go walk them to the door” then slaps his arm to do it  To deal with touch violation: assume the violation is accidental, use descriptive statements to  state that you don’t want to be touched that way, uses intense nonverbal cues and a direct firm  demand and an apology if it was a mistake.  Paralanguage: vocal cues   Vocal characterizers­ laughing, yelling, crying, yawning   Vocal qualifiers­ volume, tone, rhythm, rate   Vocal segregates­ uh, uh­hum, shh, ohh  Proxemics: influence that distance and territoriality have on our communication.   Types of spatial relationships and their characteristics in U.S Culture  1. Intimate­ close, loving, limited eye contact, touch smell  2. Personal­ within 4 feet from you, converse with friends, eye contact, gestures  3. Social­ 4­12 feet away, business talk, formal tones, eye contact  4. Public­ 12 feet or more, lectures, speeches, eye contact  Territoriality: predisposition to defend a fixed geographic area or territory as ones exclusive domain.   We use markers (fences, keep out signs), barriers to entry (walls, locked doors) and occupancy  (same seat in class everyday) to stake out our territory.   Other Notes from the chapter:  Beauty bias­ perceived advantage accorded those who are viewed as attractive. Beautiful people are  viewed to be sociable, happy, sexy etc. These people also tend to get paid more.  Bilateral Symmetry­ the right and left sides match each other.  Waist­to­hip ratio­ the smaller the waist is compared to the hip (hourglass shape) the greater the  perception of attractiveness.  Wedge shape­ broad shoulders and narrow waist and hips  Oculesics­ eye contact and how it regulates conversational turn taking, communicates involvement and  establishes connection with others.  Facial feedback hypothesis­ facial expressions can influence emotions and vice versa.  Display rules­ cultural specific prescriptions that dictate the appropriateness of behaviors  Manipulators­ gestures made by one part of the body usually the hands that rub, pick, squeeze, clean or  groom another body part. (People observing manipulators feel nervous and discomfort but at times one  might feel relaxed or energized)  Illustrators­ gestures that help explain what a person says to another person. Usually occurs  simultaneously with the verbal message but sometimes begin while the speaker is still saying things. EX:  Telling a person to turn right then point right  Emblems­ gestures that have precise meanings separate form verbal communication. Ex: hand wave  means goodbye. 


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