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Week 2 Notes COM 250 Imbody

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Week 2 Notes COM 250 Imbody COM 250

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Week 2 Notes
Nonverbal Communication
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Meagan Mowery on Sunday April 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to COM 250 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Imbody in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 32 views. For similar materials see Nonverbal Communication in Communication Studies at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 04/03/16
Nonverbal Communication 08/27/2015 ▯ 3 primary sources of nonverbal behavior ▯ 1. Inherited neurological programs ▯ 2. Experiences common to all membered of the species (hands to the mouth to eat) ▯ 3. Experience that varies with culture, class, family, or individual ▯ ▯ The body and its codes: Physical Appearance  They are Primary sources of information in initial interactions Uncertainty Reduction Theory  We us every clue that provides info on a certain person ▯ ▯ Body Shapes ▯ Endomorph- rounded, soft, heavy ▯ Mesomorph- angular, muscular, athletic ▯ Ectomorph- linear, thin, underweight ▯ ▯ Kinesics ▯ Kinesiology- the study of movement ▯ ▯ Facial Expressions  They are responsible for emotional information and interpersonal communication.  They are social.  They are mostly innate but start to be monitored by cultural constructs. ▯ ▯ Cultural Display Rules ▯ 1. Simulation- showing feelings when you have feelings. ▯ 2. Intensification- giving the impression that you are feeling more than you are. ▯ 3. Neutralization/inhibition- giving the appearance of no feeling when there is feeling. ▯ 4. Deintensification- giving the appearance of less feeling. ▯ 5. Masking- covering ones feelings with another not being experienced. ▯ ▯ Gestures ▯ 1. Adaptors- touching behaviors  Self adaptors- used to comfort oneself. (cracking knuckles)  Object adaptors- nervous adaptors that involve objects.  Other adaptors- adjusting or grooming others. ▯ ▯ 2. Emblems- gestures with explicit meaning and definition definitions  Speech-independent gestures  Closer to words than other nonverbal ▯ ▯ 3. Illustrators- gestures that accompany speech  The most common and the gestures that generally can not stand alone. ▯ ▯ Interactional Synchrony  Two becoming one (not in the way you think)  Matching gestures and body positioning that is largely innate and unconscious. ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯


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