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Interpersonal Communication Lecture 2.27.14 - Theories

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Department
Communication
Course
COM 225
Professor
Dr.Tutzauer
Semester
Spring

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COM225 Lecture 2.27.14 Monica Moore – Flirting Study 1: Approach signaling by the woman Studied nonverbal behavior of women – flirtatious behaviors studying whether or not the  men approached the women in response to their flirting  Flirtatious Behaviors: room encompassing glance, smile, hair flip, lean, head nod, neck  presentation, gaze fixate, head toss, solitary dance  ­more often than not led to men approaching the women  Study 2: Rejection signaling by the woman  Studied nonverbal behavior of women – how women signal rejection  Rejection Behaviors: Facial and head patterns: yawn, frown, sneer, gaze avoidance,  upward gaze, hair gaze, look away, stare, negative head shake Gestures: pocket hands,  arm cross, nail clean, teeth pick  Posture Patterns: rigid torso, closed leg, body contact  avoidance, pull away  Determined that approach behaviors do not always have to do with how attractive the  woman is – but mainly by what nonverbal communication she is sending out  Social Exchange Theory – Thibaut & Kelley  Argued that social interaction is an exchange (like an economic interaction).  Defined a relationship (dyadic relationship) as two people that emit behaviors between  each other (not necessarily a romantic relationship) Interaction – the absolute key component of a relationship according to them  Behavioral Repertoire:  ­Microscopic: individual, smaller units of behavior (moving hand here, smiling,  etc) ­Macroscopic: (typically what we focus on) larger behavioral packages (I am  going to ask her on a date) within Micro/Macro:  instrumental responses: things that help you accomplish a task/goal  consummatory responses: things that you just enjoy doing  ­the same behavior can be analyzed either way depending on underlying goals  Behaviors influence the outcomes of what the relationship will be:  ­Rewards (good)  and Costs (bad)  Determinants of Rewards and Costs:   exogenous factors: outside of the relationship (own history, individual  upbringing, etc)  endogenous factors: i
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