Comm 100 Chapter 5 Vocab: Nonverbal Communication

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  1. nonverbal communication
    the study of communication systems that do not involve words
  2. liking
    indicated though facial expressions, eye contact, proximity and the like
  3. status
    often conveyed though posture and gesture, though touch and proximity, and by objects we dispaly
  4. responsiveness
    the degree to which we are psychologically involved in an interaction
  5. interaction management
    knowing and abiding by nonverbals
  6. repeating nonverbal
    the nonverbal message repeats the verbal message
  7. contradicting nonverbal
    the nonverbal message undermines the verbal message
  8. substituting nonverbal
    a nonverbal message used instead of a verbal one
  9. complementing nonverbal
    the nonverbal message modifies the verbal message, letting the receiver know how to take it
  10. accenting nonverbal
    nonverbal cues emphasize part of the verbal message
  11. regulating nonverbal
    the nonverbal message manages and controls verbal behavior
  12. kinesics
    • the study of body movements
    • emblems, illustrators, regulatory, affect displays, and adaptort
  13. illustrators
    gestures that indicate size, shape, or movement
  14. regulators
    nonverbals that act as traffic signals during interaction
  15. affect displays
    body movements that convey emotional states
  16. adaptors
    behaviors that people use to adapt to stress and satisfy personal needs
  17. facial displays
    facial expressions that are prewired into the brain to display emotion
  18. cultural display rules
    rules of the culture that regulate how one should act.
  19. professional display rules
    rules for facial expression based on career considerations
  20. personal display rules
    rules learned though individual experience and are often shared with family members
  21. paralinguistics
    the study of the sounds that accompany words
  22. vocal quality
    • characteristics of the voice
    • pitch, tone, and intonation patterns
  23. vocalization
    special sounds that convey meaning such as groans and cries.
  24. vocal segregates
    pauses and fillers such as "um"
  25. chronemics
    the study of time as it affects human behavior
  26. proxemics
    the study of how we use space and what space means to us
  27. psychological time orientation
    the way you habitually think about and experience time
  28. biological time orientation
    built-in biological clocks that govern our daily lives (circadian rhythm)
  29. cultural time orientation
    people from different cultures think differently about the value and use of time
  30. territoriality
    the need to create boundaries, to control areas of space and make them ours
  31. public terrirories
    territories that we share with others, but they have rules
  32. home territories
    • areas owned and controlled by individuals. 
    • freedom to do what we want
  33. interaction territories
    • socially marked interactions that involve how we can and can't interact with a certain person or group of people
    • think of romantic relationships
  34. body territories
    the right to view and touch one another's body
  35. spatial arangement
    the way the walls and furniture are arranged within structures affects the amount, flow, and kind of interaction in them.
  36. action zone
    a roughly triangular area beginning with the seats immediately in front of the teacher and diminishing as it approaches the back of the room
  37. personal space
    how close we want to allow others to get to us
  38. nonpersons
    • people who are allowed to invade our personal space due to occupation
    • ie hairdressers and doctors
  39. haptics
    the study of touch communication
  40. somatype
    a composite score out of seven points that shows fat and short/ athletic/ tall and skinny
  41. object language
    all intentional and unintentional displays of material things.
  42. built environments
    size, shape, texture of materials, linear perspective, lighting, color, temperature, noise, and sensory stimulation are important communication factors
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Comm 100 Chapter 5 Vocab: Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 5 vocab from Thinking Through Communication by Trenholm
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