chapter 5

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interpersonal skills and human behavior


a saying, often in metaphric form,that embodies a common observation


forceful or intended to dominate; hostile, injurious, or destructive, esspecailly when refering to behavior caused by frustration


capible of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways; unclear


to fill with life; to give spirit and support to expressions


an offensive touching or use of forceon a person without his or her consent


marked by sarcasm


means of communication or expression; courses or directions of thought

comfort zone

a place in the mind where an individual feels safe and confident


being in agreement, harmony, or corespondence; conforming to the circumstances or requirments of the situation


converts, as in a message, into intelligible form; recognizes and interprets

defense mechanisms

psychologic methods of dealing with stressful situations that are encountered in everyday living


converts from one system of communication to another; converts a message into code


actions that advance beyond the usual or proper limits


to utter articulate sounds; the act of being very distinct in speech

external noise

sounds or factors outside the brain that that interfere with the communication process


the attribution of an event or occourance to causes outside the self


the transmission of evaluative or corrective information to the original or contoling source about an action, event, or process


reaction to an unfortunate outcome; a deep distress caused by bereavement, a loss or a percieved loss

internal noise

factors inside the brainthat interfere with the communication process

language barrier

any type of intererene that inhibits the communication process and is related to the languages spoken by the people attempting to communicate


prone to engage in lawsuits


speaking evil or the calling of a curse


term applied to agencies of mass communication; such as newspapers, magazines or telecommmunications


to express an idea in diferent wordingin an effort to enhance communication and clarify meaning


capacity for comprehension; an awarness of the elements of the enviroment

physiologic noise

physiologic intererences with the communication process


the highness or lowness of a sound


the study of the nature, degree and efect f spacial seperation individuals naturally maintain


sharp and ofter satirical response or ironic utterance designed to ut or give pain


something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; a standardized mental picture that is held in common by many and represents an oversimplified opinion


stimuli that causes stress


difficult to understandor percieve; having or marked by keen insight and ability t penatrate deeply or thouroughly


the study of the phenomena of death and psychologic methods of coping with death


in am anner marked by forceful energy; intensly emotionally


easily aroused; tending to erupt in violence

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