CMN 2181 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Proxemics, Physical Attractiveness, Olfaction
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Kinesics: gestures, hand and arm movements, leg movements, facial expressions, eye contact and posture: ekman and friesen (1969) identified categories of kinesic behaviours, emblems, illustrators, affect displays, regulators, adaptors. Emblems: primary gestures that have a direct literal verbal translation, i. e. ok gesture. Illustrators: typically hand and arm movements that compliment words or accent the verbal code, thus serving a meta-communicative function, i. e. giving someone directions while also pointing in that direction. Affect displays: primarily refer to facial expressions that communicate an emotional state. Regulators: include those behaviours an actions that govern or manage conversations, i. e. eye contact, silence and nodding. Adaptors: kinesic behaviours used to satisfy physiological or psychological needs, i. e. adjusting glasses before speaking to calm nervousness. Proxemics: refers to the use of space, including territoriality, includes three aspects of space, fixed features of space, semi-fixed features of space, personal space, cultural norms and relationship between communicators determine the use of personal space in communication.