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Non-Verbal Communication: Proxemics

COMM107 Group Presentation

Jasmine Ev

on 13 March 2013

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Transcript of Non-Verbal Communication: Proxemics

Bibliography Non-Verbal
Communication Proxemics: Spatial Communication Proxemics: the study of how people use and perceive their social and personal space. Dependent on : the person's cultural background, emotional state and the activity in which he or she is participating. Culture and Space :
Distances differs largely depending on various cultures. Latin America: Asian Culture: Middle-Eastern Culture: American Culture: Space Distances: Intimate distance: 18 inches.
Personal distance: 18 inches - 4 feet.
Social distance: 4 feet - 12 feet. Part of Social Distance is Standing-Seated Interaction: the person in control stands and the other person sits. Small - Group Ecology: the physical placement of members of small groups in relation to another has an effect on their behavior. Dependent on the placement of chairs, the placement of the person conducting the meeting, and the setting for a small-group encounter. Personal distance reduced to 8-12 inches Eye Contact Public space is anyone's space People in Asia are more likely to be comfortable at an intimate distance while westerners might feel discomfort at such distance. Americans hold a sense of territorial boundaries.

Removing boundaries are punishable by law and by force.

American rooms also act as boundaries where we label rooms with specific functions.

The Bubble of 'Me' Space. Presented By:
Daniel Ahianyo, Jasmine Everett, Jin Lee, and Frank Verga Matsumoto, D., Frank, M. G.., & Hwang, H.S. (Eds.). (2013). Nonverbal Communication
Science and Applications. United States of America: Sage Publications. Bolivia, Cuba, Equador, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, and Puerto Rico Age, Class and Gender Age: - Younger ones
- Seniors Class: - Upper class and middle class
- Lower class Gender: - Male to male (far)
- Female to female (close)
- Male to Female (intimate!) Close! Southern Europeans are also similar: France, Italy Turkey. French Culture likes being close together
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