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Communications Ch 6

Key terms

A nonverbal function that highlights, accentuates, or emphasizes verbal messages. Accent
Nonverbal gestures that we use to adapt to our environment, such as fanning ourselves when we are hot. Adaptors
The use of objects to communicate nonverbally. Artifactics
A nonverbal function that adds meaning to verbal messages. Complement
A characteristic of nonverbal communication that indicates that nonverbal messages are streams of cues. Continuous
A nonverbal function that opposes, denies, or disagrees with a verbal message. Contradict
The use of time to communicate nonverbally. Chronemics
Cultural expectations about the public display of emotions. Display Rules
Nonverbal gestures with specific and definitive meanings, often substituting for explicit verbal words. Emblems
Significant body movements that convey a message. Gestures
The use of touch to communicate nonverbally. Haptics
Nonverbal gestures that accent or clarify verbal messages. Illustrators
A characteristic of nonverbal communication indicating that nonverbal messages are inherently connected to our emotions and mental states. Intrinsic
The use of body motion to communicate nonverbally. Kinesics
A nonverbal cue that reveals emotions we are trying to conceal. Leakage
Cultures that view time as linear rather than circular. Monochronic
A characteristic of nonverbal communication indicating that nonverbal messages are outside languages. Nonlinguistic
Messages expressed through symbols other than words. Nonverbal Communication
Cultures that view time as circular rather than linear. Polychronic Cultures
The use of space to communicate nonverbally. Proxemics
A function of nonverbal communication that controls, adjusts, or alters the flow of verbal messages. Regulate
A function of nonverbal communication that reiterates verbal messages. Repeat
A function of nonverbal communication that takes the place of verbal messages. Substitute
The tendency of humans to mark and defend a particular space. Territoriality
The use of your voice to communicate nonverbally. Vocalics
Created by: foster1317