9-15-15 Notes and Gender in Nonverbal Communication
9-15-15 Notes and Gender in Nonverbal Communication COM 250
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Date Created: 04/03/16
Gender in NVC 09/22/2015 ▯ Biology and Appearance ▯ How do we dress ourselves? ▯ Professional Dress has certain norms which bring about certain expectations. ▯ ▯ Interpersonal Distance ▯ Men require and are given more space than women, based in large part on power and status. ▯ ▯ Body Orientation ▯ Women tend to face their interaction partner more often, this may be a reason they are better at picking up nonverbal cues. ▯ ▯ Spatial Ability ▯ Men think of themselves in terms of terrain, like a dot on a map of the situation. ▯ Women tend to rely on landmarks and verbal labels. ▯ Myths: iron in blood. ▯ ▯ The War on Hair ▯ Women take it off; men take most of it off. ▯ Depilation- The removal of hair. ▯ ▯ Relational Communication ▯ Men and women establish different relationships with members of the opposite sex. Women get closer with other women than men. Men do things together. Women share intimacy leading to stronger bonds. Here’s an example: Sports Night ▯ ▯ 09/15/2015 Exam 2 weeks from today Cultural Cues Locating and Defining Culture The enduring influence of the social world on one’s behavior, including interpersonal communication behavior. Example: Sounding like your mom when you grow up. Culture is an enduring phenomenon whereas situation is fleeting Dimensions of Culture Immediacy Orientation Interpersonal closeness Contact cultures engage in more closeness, stand closer, and generally are more expressive that noncontact cultures. Individualism vs. collectivism Individualism Individualistic cultures value space, privacy, emotional expression, and personal choice in behavior. Collectivism Collectivistic cultures are interdependent which leads to closer proximity. Ex: North Korea High Context vs. Low Context Context provides situational or environmental cues that frame any communication and influence its meaning. America is Low Context. Asian Cultures are High Context. HC messages are ones in which most of the information is either in the physical context or internalized in the person, while very little is in the coded, explicit, transmitted parts of the message. LC messages are opposite of that. Gender Orientation Gender is culture, sex is biological Where we fall on that spectrum as a people has a bearing on our NV actions Born with your sex, learn your gender. Gender is a social, symbolic construction that varies across cultures, over time within a given culture, over the course of an individuals life spans, and in relation to the other genders. Our Western Culture is rooted in Patriarchal traditions Ideologies that implicitly value that masculine perspectives and priorities Learning to question these cultural prescriptions for gender empowers you to chose your own way and understand NVC in terms of culture. ▯ ▯
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