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Chapter 6 Key Terms (SPCH 1318)

These are the terms from The process of Interpersonal Communication Interplay 11th edition. Used in the Lonestar college SPCH 1318 class.
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Chronemics
This term is used by social scientists to describe the study of how humans use a structure time.
(pg. 197)
Disfluencies
This term describes stammering and the use of "uh","um", and "er".
(pg. 192)
Emblems
These nonverbal behaviors are culturally understood substitutes for verbal expressions. E.g. Nodding the head up and down is a nonverbal yes.
(pg. 180)
Haptics
This is the term social scientists use to distinguish the study of touching.
(pg. 190)
Intimate Distance
This is the first of Hall's zones. It begins with skin contact and ranges out to about 19 inches.
(pg. 195)
Kinesics
This is the term social scientists use to describe the study of how people communicate through bodily movements.
(pg. 188)
Manipulators
This is a term that social scientists describe as fidgeting movements or behaviors. These are ambiguous gestures are movements in which one part of the body grooms, massages, pinches, picks, or otherwise manipulates another part.
(pg. 189)
Nonverbal Communication
These are messages expressed by non-linguistic means.
(pg. 175)
Oculesics
This is the term that describes the study of how the eyes can communicate.
(pg. 188)
Paralanguage
Social Scientists use this term to describe the way a message is spoken.
(pg. 191)
Personal Distance
This is the second of Hall's spatial zone's, it ranges from 18 inches at its closest to 4 feet at its farthest.
(pg. 195)
Personal Space
Each of us carries this invisible bubble wherever we go.
(pg. 194)
Proxemics
This is the study of how communication is affected by the use, organization, and perception of space and distance.
(pg. 194)
Public Distance
This is Hall's term for the farthest zone, running outward from 12 feet.
(pg. 196)
Regulators
These are cues that help control verbal interaction.
(pg. 183)
Social Distance
This is the third of Hall's zones, it ranges from 4 to about 12 feet out.
(pg. 195)
Territory
This is a stationary area that serves as an extension of our personal being.
(pg. 196)