ced5a5f5e9 Turner. ed.). Proxemics is the study of a persons use of space. Key Terms and Definitions Proxemics - the study of a person's use of spacePersonal space - individual's variable use of space and distanceThreat threshold - tolerance for distance violationsTerritoriality - a person's owenership of an area or objectExpectancies - thoughts and behaviors anticipated in conversationsArousal - increased interest or attention when deviations form expectancies occurThreat threshold - tolerance for distance violationsViolation valence - perceived negative or positive assessment of an unexpected behavior Outside Research Relational quality and communicative responses following hurtful events in dating relationships: An expectancy violations analysis This study was done to examine the impact and variability of hurtful events in serious dating relationships through the Expectancy Violations Theory. Expectancy violations refer to actions which are noticeably discrepant from an expectancy and are classified as outside the range of expectancy. Ramirez and Wang studied the occurrence and timing of modality switching, or shifts from online communication to FtF interaction, from the perspective of EVT. Their research documented inconsistent findings which revealed in some instances relationships were enhanced and in others they were dampened, indicating the expectations, evaluations, and outcomes associated with initial modality switches varied amongst individuals. Additionally, studies have found that when individuals who meet online meet face-to-face for the first time, the length of time spent communicating online can determine whether individuals will rate physical characteristics of each other positively or negatively. Unlike FtF communication, CMC allows people to pretend to be connected with a person who violates their expectancy by ignoring violations or filtering news feed. Spatial use can influence meaning and message. Gestures of inclusion are actions that show an unexpected interest in having the other included in special activities or life. Coined by Joseph Walther, the theory explores CMC's ability to fulfill many of the same functions as the more traditional forms of interaction, especially face-to-face (FtF) interaction. SIP can be used in conjunction with EVT to examine interpersonal and hyperpersonal relationships established through CMC. "Characteristics and Consequences of Expectation Violations in Close Relationships".
(2005). The studies have proved that the vagueness of the people provides a space for sharing more about themselves and thus the uncertainty is reduced. Expectancies of human behavior are learned, for example, from teachers, parents, society, television, and online media. H. Propositions of EVT. doi:10.1177/1461444811412712. ^ Burgoon, J. This theory seeks to be value-neutral because the study was done empirically and seeks to objectively describe how humans react when their expectations are violated. Specific social codes dictate what forms of dress are appropriate in various cross-cultural contexts. When individuals wear clothing that is deemed inappropriate for a given situation, or when an individual's clothing does not seem to match their perceived status or attractiveness, this can constitute an expectancy violation. Studies on clothing and teacher perceptions have shown that when teachers wear formal attire, students rate their credibility higher.