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Week one reading CMN 435

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Adv Interpersonal Comm
Mary E Ramey
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Nonverbal Communication
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Franchesca Mueller on Tuesday August 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CMN 435 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign taught by Mary E Ramey in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Adv Interpersonal Comm in Communication at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Date Created: 08/23/16
Reading notes CMN 435 23213798_1/courses/cmn_435_120168_149865/Knapp%20%26%20Hall %20NV.pdf Non-verbal communication Three primary units 1. The environmental structures and conditions within which communication takes place a. People change environments to help them accomplish their communicative goals b. Environments can affect our moods, choices of words and actions c. Environmental factors include: i. Furniture ii. Architectural style iii. Interior decorating iv. Lighting conditions v. Colors vi. Temperature vii. Noises and shapes 2. The physical characteristics of the communicators themselves a. Physique, body shape, general attractiveness, height, weight, hair skin color, ordors b. Artifacts- objects associated with the interactants i. Clothing ii. Lipstick iii. Eyeglasses iv. Wigs c. Body movement and position d. Gestures i. Speech independent – “peace” “v-for-victory” ii. Speech related – these gestures are tied to, or accompany speech often serving to illustrate what is being said verbally e. Posture i. Leaning forward- associated with higher involvement, more liking and lower status ii. Posture is a key indicator of the intensity of some emotional states – dropping posture is emotional state f. Touching behavior g. Facial expression i. Primary effects of facial expressions: 1. Anger 2. Sadness 3. Surprise 4. Happiness 5. Fear 6. Disgust 3. The various behaviors manifested by the communicators i. Eye behavior 1. Where we look, when we look and how long we look during interactions 2. Gaze- eye movement we make in the general direction of one’s face 3. Mutual gaze- occurs when interactants look into each other’s eyes b. Vocal Behavior i. How something is said, not what is said


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