- Do you think that online relationships (of any kind) are as satisfying as relationships developed from face-to-face interaction? Why or why not?
- How has the use of the Internet and text messaging affected the verbal communication and nonverbal communication exchanged in relationships?
- Describe a time when you or someone else used nonverbal gestures which made you or others feel uncomfortable.
- Often cited research by Professor Albert Mehrabian (Links to an external site.) says that only 7% of feelings and attitudes are delivered in words (verbal communication); 38% of feelings and attitudes are paralinguistic (tone of voice/volume/pace/vocal cues) and 55% of feelings and attitudes in messages are expressed through facial expressions. Many other sources claim that anywhere from 60 to 90 percent of the meaning (not just feelings and attitudes) delivered in communication is delivered through nonverbal communication. You probably have been noticing more nonverbal communication since reviewing this week’s lecture; do you agree with Professor Mehrabian’s research? Explain your opinion, please.