COM 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Total Communication, Paul Ekman, Vocal Folds

30 views3 pages
7 Feb 2017
School
Course
Professor

For unlimited access to Class Notes, a Class+ subscription is required.

Nonverbal Communication 1/11/17
Chapter 1 - Five Perspectives of Nonverbal Communication
Perspective 1: Defining nonverbal communication
o Refers to communication affected by means other than words
NOTE: Taking in all information during a conversation and bringing it to the
forefront of the brain in order to process what the other person is saying and
what they imply
o Tough to separate verbal and nonverbal communication
o Encoding: a signal being produced
We create messages in three ways (speech gestures)
Arbitrarily: no relationship to the non-verbal message
Iconic: non-verbal has some connection to what we mean
Ex: sticking out tongue means different things
Intrinsic: non-verbal message can stand alone
Ex: nodding head
o Decoding: interpreting a signal that has been received
Perspective 2: Classifying Nonverbal Behavior
o The communication environment
Physical environment
Lighting, temperature, comfort level
Examples
Switching classrooms from tables to desks
Spatial environment
Tightness/proxemics
Expected behaviors in certain environments
Interaction space (where things are placed)
Spaces between people
Examples
Switching classrooms smaller room means closer seating
o The couicator’s physical characteristics
Body movements and positioning
Gestures: independent and dependent
Positioning = space, tilt of chin, turned towards or away
Posture
Straighter (high standing) or more hunched over
Follows positioning
Assume things about status
Touching behavior
Self-focused
Playing with hair
Cracking knuckles
Itch nose
Preening (grooming)
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
Unlock document

This preview shows page 1 of the document.
Unlock all 3 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Get access

Grade+
$10 USD/m
Billed $120 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
40 Verified Answers
Study Guides
1 Booster Class
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
30 Verified Answers
Study Guides
1 Booster Class