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5.2: Types of Social Interaction
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- 5.2A: Nonverbal Communication
- Nonverbal communication is the process of communicating by sending and receiving wordless messages.
- 5.2B: Exchange
- Social exchange theory argues that people form relationships because they determine that it is in their best interests to do so.
- 5.2C: Cooperation
- Cooperation is the process of two or more people working or acting in concert.
- 5.2D: Conflict
- Social conflict is the struggle for agency or power within a society to gain control of scarce resources.
- 5.2E: Competition
- Competition is a contest between people or groups of people for control over resources.
- 5.2E: Stereotypes in Everyday Life
- A stereotype is a belief about a group of individuals that people apply to any given individual deemed to be part of that group.
- 5.2F: Personal Space
- Personal space is the region surrounding people that they regard as psychologically their own.
- 5.2G: Eye Contact
- Eye contact develops in a cultural context and different gazes have different meanings all over the world.
- 5.2H: Applied Body Language
- Body language is a crucial part of social interaction.