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additive model

additive model  

Any statistical or mathematical model in which an effect can be expressed as a weighted sum of independent variables, so that the portion of the effect contributed by one independent variable does ...
asocial

asocial  

1. The absence of a social dimension in a theory.2. An individual trait of avoiding social interactions or of lacking social sensitivity.
civil inattention

civil inattention  

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In social interaction, the practice of giving some minimal acknowledgement of the presence of a stranger (e.g. a slight, fleeting smile) followed by an avoidance of further eye contact (Goffman). See ...
closed posture

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A typically unconscious bodily posture in which the body tends towards being closed in on itself—with arms and legs close to the body or crossed. In very closed postures the head is also lowered and ...
coaction

coaction  

1 A situation in which two or more individuals are engaged in the same activity at the same time. The general affect of coaction is to raise arousal levels. Individuals who are optimally aroused for ...
communication competence

communication competence  

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(interpersonal communication) Not to be confused with communicative competence.1. The ability to choose a communication strategy that is appropriate and effective in a given situation or context.2. ...
communication models

communication models  

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1. Formal specifications of elements and relations, or underlying metaphors, which represent interaction through messages.2. Models of interpersonal interaction. While there are countless forms, the ...
communication style

communication style  

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Compare conversational styles.1. The habitual mode of interaction of an individual, variously typified (usually in the context of communication skills training and often in relation to personality ...
communicative action

communicative action  

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Human social interaction based on reaching a consensus with others through unconstrained discussion and a search for understanding—in contrast to instrumental action (Habermas).
communicative relationships

communicative relationships  

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1. In interpersonal communication, the relations between participants. These may precede the interaction as social roles or established power relations and/or be established or modified (at least ...
competence

competence  

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The ability to perform to a specified standard. The introduction of competence‐based vocational qualifications, which was signalled in the 1981 White Paper A New Training Initiative, brought with it ...
complementary relationships

complementary relationships  

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Interactional partnerships in a dyad based on unequal status or power and employing communication styles that reflect this. One partner is dominant or active and the other is subordinate or passive ...
cooperation

cooperation  

Behaviour exhibited by individuals working together towards goals that can be shared. There is much debate concerning the relative merits of cooperation and competition in facilitating learning. Many ...
cultural Imperialism

cultural Imperialism  

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The influences of an economically dominant culture on others, typically spread through trade, the mass media, and the internet. Often applied pejoratively to the global diffusion of American brands, ...
cyberculture

cyberculture  

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Umbrella term for the various subcultures to which the use of computer networks has given rise and whose interaction with each other is computer-mediated (or primarily so). Also an emergent term for ...
dominance model

dominance model  

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1. A stance in which a small elite of powerful interests is seen as controlling the mass media. The hidden agenda in political and economic coverage is largely that of primary definers—notably ...
dramaturgy

dramaturgy  

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[dram-ă-ter-ji]The theory and practice of drama, now usually called dramatics. A dramaturge or dramaturgist is a playwright, or in some contexts (especially German) a literary adviser or theatrical ...
episode

episode  

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1. One of the instalments of a broadcast serial.2. One of a series of related events.3. (social episode) In social psychology and sociology, a basic temporal unit of social interaction taking the ...
ethnomethodology

ethnomethodology  

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The study of common social knowledge, in particular as it concerns the understanding of others and the varieties of circumstance in which it can take place.
exchange theory

exchange theory  

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1. Most broadly, the argument that most social interaction is based on the expectation that actions directed towards others will receive a commensurate response and create reciprocal relationships ...

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