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Dumba** HCS Final
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Desires are complex because:
incompatible forces exert incompatible desires upon the same individual.
"Affinity substances" refer to substances:
the collective consumption of which facilitates affinity with others.
the "flow" experience refers to:
the experience wherein time and space no longer matter as the person is so engrossed in his or her current activity.
communicative messages are those that:
faithfully and spontaneously communicate the communicator's thoughts and emotions.
Strategic messages are those that:
skillfully maneuvers the expression of an message to fulfill a pragmatic purpose.
Social construction means that:
many human realities become "realities" only when they are collectively created and accepted as realities whereas in truth they may be little more than myths.
An individual's desires can be either random or be determined by predictable forces
an individual's different desires are often straightforward and compatible with eachother
DAST believes that desire may be a more important factor than knowledge in emotionally-charged communication scenarios.
The desire for affinity with one group has bewitched humanity to commit atrocities against another group.
DAST believes that the bulk of human misery derives not from lack of materialistic things, but from the difficulty in anchoring one's affinity
Space design "contours" social interactions and encounters.
DAST believes that the phenomenon of heroism is rarely affected by the factor of time.
Communicative messages and strategic messages often work in harmony
Private and popular desires may stand at odds with each other.
Desire and knowledge may be two incompatible sources spurring actions that consequently are also incompatible.
Contemporary time paradigm is characterized more by natural time and has largely obliterated different time orientations
Contemporary time paradigm is characterized more by efficiency than by effectiveness.
DAST stands for:
desire, affinity, space, and time.
the author of DAST theory chooses the four factors designated by the DAST acronym because:
These four factors appear to be the ultimate determinants of communication behaviors
"instructed desires" refer to:
desires that are acquired through cultural inheritance.
"idiosyncratic desires" refer to those that:
are often products from the clash between innate and instructed desires, and can be of great value for achieving affinity in unique communication scenarios.
"systematic affinity" refers to:
affinity that one has with one's own cultural group.
the "affective" side of communication refers to elements:
that involve emotion rather than cognition
If the summated value of the DAST factors is negative, which of the following generally occurs:
Non-volitional communication refers to communication that the communicator:
does willingly and preforms anyway due to external pressure such as social decorum
The communicator's desire may override many intermediate or non-terminal factors in the n of communication behaviors
Influence of "collocation" informs that a communicator's individual voice is often silenced by the vast majority of the national population rather than by members within one's local group.
The concept of time in DAST contends that certain aspects of time have value for communication studies while other aspects do not
DAST agrees with the uncertainty reduction theory that communication will occur as long as there exists a certain degree of uncertainty between the communicators involved.
DAST believes that volitional communication occurs only when the value of all the four DAST factors is non-zero.
The concept of "territory" in DAST does not include a figurative meaning
DAST contends that volitional communication does not occur unless the value of each of the DAST factors is non-zero.
DAST contends that violating another's personal space does not always lead to annoyance if there exists a mutual desire for affinity between the two communicators.
One touted strength of the DAST theory is that the four DAST factors do not fluctuate circumstantially as much as many factors emphasized in existing communication theory.
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