Humans Have Found Many Different Ways To Communicate Throughout

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Humans have found many different ways to communicate throughout time. In the early days of civilization humans would use hand signals and drawings to communicate with others. As civilization progressed, so did the methods of communication. This is evident by the number of languages that are used on planet earth. According to the website there are around 6,500 different languages spoken in the world. This is simply astounding the number of different languages spoken. However, speaking is not the only way humans communicate. Humans even sometimes communicate without even knowing. A prime example of this is body language which some could argue is used every day, by just about everyone on the planet. With this said there is one…show more content…
The main strength of the Uncertainty Reduction Theory is the simple fact that the theory has been used and applied for nearly four decades. It is mainly used to gain insight into interpersonal relationships. In the very beginning of a relationship the Uncertainty Reduction Theory can give critical incite, however this is also one of the theories weaknesses. Once the relationship is past the initial interaction, the first time the stranger’s meat, the Uncertainty Reduction Theory can no longer provide insight into the relationship. A second weakness of the Uncertainty Reduction Theory is the fact that the theory was meanly developed and designed the western culture. However, there are more and more studies that are beginning to apply the Uncertainty Reduction Theory and look further into its practical uses outside of western culture. Here is an example of one such study: “A model of uncertainty reduction theory was tested that was derived from Berger and Calabrese 's (1975) theory of initial interactions and recent extensions of the theory (e.g., Berger, 1979; Berger & Bradac, 1982) across three relationships (acquaintances, friends, and dates) in three cultures: Japan, Korea, and the United States. The model was tested using LISREL and found to be a reasonable fit to the data for all three relationships in all three cultures. The percentage of variance explained in attributional confidence was found to be lower for friends than for
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