Communication Key Words

Becca Westwell
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GCSE Psychology (Communication) Flashcards on Communication Key Words, created by Becca Westwell on 02/18/2015.
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Communication The passing of information from one person to another.
Verbal Communication The passing of information from one person to another using vocal sounds and words.
Non-Verbal Communication The passing of information from one person to another without using vocal sounds or words.
Paralinguistics Vocal features that accompany speech.
Tone of Voice The way words are spoken to convey emotion.
Emphasis Giving prominence to some words more than others.
Intonation Inflection in the voice when speaking.
Eye Contact When two people in conversation are looking at each other's eyes at the same time.
Pupil Dilation When the pupils in the eyes expand to look large.
Body Language A general term to describe aspects of non-verbal communication.
Posture The positioning of the body often regarded as a non-verbal communication signal.
Postural Echo Mirroring another persons body position.
Open Posture Positioning the arms so they are not folded across the body and not crossing the legs.
Closed Posture Positioning the arms so that they are folded across the body and/or crossing the legs.
Gesture A form of non-verbal communication in which information is conveyed by either conscious or unconscious movement of parts of the body.
Touch A form of non-verbal communication in which information is conveyed by physical contact between people.
Personal Space The distance we keep between ourselves and other people in our everyday lives.
Sex Differences Differences due to being either male or female; these could effect personal space between individuals.
Individual Difference Factors that make one person not the same as another person such as personality or age.
Cultural Norms The range of behaviours that members of a group or society can be expected to show.
Status A persons rank or position on society.
Hemispheres of the Brain The human brain is divided into two halves called the left and right hemispheres.
Practical Implications Suggestions about behaviour in the real world beyond the research study based upon what psychologists have discovered.
Confederate An actor who appears to be a genuine participant in the experiment but is actually working for the experimenter.
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