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Ch5 Vocab Med Assnt

Chapter 5 Interpersonal Skills and Human Behavior

Adage A saying, often in metaphoric form, that embodies a common observation.
Aggressive Forceful or intended to dominate; hostile, injurious, or destructive, especially when referring to a behavior caused by frustration.
Ambiguous Capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways; unclear.
Animate To fill with life; to give spirit and support to expression.
Battery An offensive touching or use of force on a person without his or her consent.
Caustic Marked by sarcasm.
Channels Means of communication or expression; courses or directions of thought.
Comfort Zone A place in the mind where an individual feels safe an confident.
Congruent Being in agreement, harmony, or correspondence; conforming to the circumstances or requirements of a situation.
Decodes Converts, as in a message, into intelligible form; recognizes and interprets.
Defense Mechanisms Psychological methods of dealing with stressful situations that are encountered in day-to-day living.
Encodes Converts from one system of communication to another; converts a message into code.
Encroachments Actions that advance beyond the usual or proper limits.
Enunciate To utter articulate sounds; the act of being very distinct in speech.
External Noise Sounds or factors outside the brain that interfere with the communication process.
Externalization The attribution of an event or occurance to causes outside the self.
Feedback The transmission of evaluative or corrective information to the original or controlling source about an action, event, or process.
Grief Reaction to an unfortunate outcome; a deep distress caused by bereavement, a loss, or a perceived loss.
Internal Noise Factors inside the brain that interfere with the communication process.
Language Barrier Any type of interference that inhibits the communication process and is related to languages spoken by the people attempting to communicate.
Litigious Prone to engage in lawsuits
Malediction Speaking evil or the calling of a curse.
Media A term applied to agencies of mass communication, such as newspapers, magazines, and telecommunication.
Paraphrasing To express an idea in different wording in an effort to enhance communication and clarify meaning.
Perception Capacity for comprehension; an awareness of the elements of the environment.
Physiologic Noise Physiologic interferences with the communication process.
Pitch Highness or lowness of a sound; the relative level, intensity, or extent of some quality or state.
Proxemics The study of the nature, degree, and affect of the spatial separation individuals naturally maintain.
Sarcasm A sharp and often satirical response or ironic utterance designed to cut or inflict pain.
Stereotype Something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; a standardized mental picture that is held in common by many and represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment.
Stressors Stimuli that cause stress.
Subtle Difficult to understand or perceive; having or marked by keen insight and ability to penetrate deeply and thoroughly.
Thanatology The study of the phenomena of death and of psychological methods of coping with death.
Vehemently In a manner marked by forceful energy; intensely, emotionally
Volatile Easily aroused; tending to erupt in violence.
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