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Comm Accomodat

Comm Theory - Comm Accommodation Theory

TermDefinition
accommodation the constant movement toward or away from others by changing your communicative behavior
convergence a strategy of adapting your communication behavior in such a way as to become more similar to another person
divergence a communication strategy of accentuating the differences between you and another person
self-handicapping for the elderly, a face-saving strategy that invokes age as reason for not performing well
maintenance persisting in your original communication style regardless of the communication behavior of the other; similar to divergence; underaccommodation
overaccommodation demeaning or patronizing talk; excessive concern paid to vocal clarity or amplification, message simplification, or repetition
social identity group memberships and social categories that we use to define who we are
initial orientation communicators' predisposition to focus on either their individual identity or group identity during a conversation
norms expectations about behavior that members of a community feel should (or should not) occur in particular situations
attribution the perceptual process by which we observe what people do and then try to figure out the intent or disposition
Created by: moogoogaiboo