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ERIC Number: EJ1009913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Presenting the Self: An Interactive Approach to Teaching Interpersonal Awareness and Maintaining Face
George, Ashley Joiner
Communication Teacher, v27 n2 p81-84 2013
This article describes an activity whose objective is for students to gain self-awareness related to the ways in which humans (consciously or not) alter their self-presentation depending upon the context, thereby maintaining different "faces." Also, this activity aims to highlight effectiveness related to different modes of nonverbal communication in different settings. The rationale for this activity is centered on the idea that humans are best able to identify the different ways in which they present themselves through interaction with others. Nonverbal communication will be observed because research has shown that nonverbal behaviors are influenced by the nature of the relationship of the individuals involved in an interaction. Thus this activity is concerned with how the context and nature of the relationship of the people involved in the interaction will affect nonverbal behaviors. Also, gender will be considered in the context of nonverbal behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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