Week 1 DQ 3
(I realize this is the last day of Week 1, but I wanted to post this anyway, just to highlight another theory from the Week 1 reading. It is perfectly fine for this discussion to carry into the first few days of Week 2.)
Chapter 8 of your text discusses the Expectancy Violations Theory. One major premise of this theory is that people have expectations about the behaviors (both verbal and nonverbal) of others. Can you provide an example from your own life that relates to the Expectancy Violations Theory? Does understanding this theory help you make sense of that communication situation?