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epistemology
study of the nature of knowledge
science
objective, theory based, experiments involved, determinism, universal laws, more deductive, content analysis
humanism
subjective (multiple truths), observation, qualitative, personal interpretation, free will, interpretation, textual analysis, more inductive
carey's definition of communication
a process whereby reality is produced, maintained, repaired, and transformed
ritual view
sharing with others--combo of natural and man made tendencies
littlejohn's definition of a theory
(in the broadest sense) any conceptual representation or explanation of a phenomenon
looking glass self
taking the role of the other and imagining how we look from their point of view
hall's definition of personal space
18 inches to 4 feet away from a person in conversation
communicator reward valence
sum of positive and negative attributes the person offers plus the potential he or she has to reward of punish in the future
proxemics
study of people's use of space as a special elaboration of culture
falsification
creating a completely different story from what really happened
concealment
hiding a secret
equivocation
dodging an issue completely
3 aims of deceptive tasks
to accomplish a task
to establish/maintain a relationship with the respondent
to save face or keep image of one or both the parties
disassociation
according to interpersonal deception theory, a linguistic strategy of distancing oneself from what one has done
biographical, personal preferences, goals/aspirations, religious convictions, deeply held fear and fantasies, and concept of yourself
layers to one's personality structure
reciprocal behavior
staying at the same pace of self-disclosure as the other person
anticipation of future interaction, incentive value, deviance
3 conditions that drive us to reduce uncertainty
social presence theory
theory that states text-based messages deprive that physical interaction
media richness theory
communication depends on medium
lack of social cues
involes hostile language (flaming)
hyperpersonal relationships
term used to describe CMC that can develop relational intimacy that surpasses what's available through face to face communication
one-up comm
movement to dominate the exchange
one-down comm
yielding control to another (more empathy)
one-across
(most desirable) neutral efforts from both sides
interpretive scholars
scholars who believe that truth is largely subjective (highly interpretive)
self disclosure
main route to deep social penetration (it's reciprocal)
verbal cues
CMC users can create fully formed impressions of others based solely on the linguistic content of computer-mediated messages
extended time
CMC info exchange is 4x slower than face to face--impressions are formed at a reduced rate
chronemics
study of people's systematic use of time in their interaction between others; only nonverbal cue not filtered by CMC
metacommunication
communication about communication...sometimes used to refer to comm about relationships
symmetrical communication
neither person tries to control the other (interchange based on equal power)
complementary communication
comm bsed on accepted differences in power