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Department
Communication
Course
COM 225
Professor
Bonnie Mc Cracken
Semester
Spring

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Nonverbal Communications Monday, February 3, 2014 8:59 AM Nonverbal communication- intentional or unintentional messages expressed through nonspoken physical and behavioral cues •Majority of meaning exchanged during interpersonal interactions are nonverbal •Nonverbal skill associated with high self-esteem, perceptions of attractiveness, popularity, and relationship satisfaction Is: •Expressed through multiple channels •More ambiguous •Guided by rules •Greater meaning •Influenced by culture •Influenced by gender Verbal and Nonverbal Combined •Used jointly to create interpersonal communication o Create meaning o Accentuate/Complement o Contradict o Regulate o Reiterate o Substitute Nonverbal Codes- the different means used for transmitting info nonverbally •8 distinct codes: 1. Kinesics- visible body movements • Facial expressions (Scared baby) • Eye contact • Gestures  Emblems- represent specific verbal meanings (Ex. middle finger)  Illustrators- accent or illustrate verbal messages • Posture 2. Vocalics- vocal characteristics • Tone • Pitch (Howard & Bernadette) • Loudness (Yelling) • Speech rate 3. Haptics- use of touch to communicate
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