Academic: Psycholinguistics, Hand Shake Between Fraternities

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Psycholinguistics: non-verbal communication,
Hands shake between fraternities
CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION
The introduction presents the background of the study and this presentation will as well discuss the statement of the problem. This will clarify the reason behind choosing and conducting this study and the significance of the study. This chapter also shows the scope and limitation of the study. A. Background of the Study

A handshake is a short ritual in which two people grasp each other's right hand, often accompanied by a brief up and down movement of the grasped hands. While its origins remain obscure, archaeological ruins and ancient texts show that handshaking was practiced as far back as the 2nd century BC. Handshaking is perhaps the most widely recognized of greetings worldwide, in both Western and non-Western societies. While on the surface a handshake appears to be a warm, friendly gesture, this can be a superficial reading. It's important to recognize the different meanings of handshakes in different situations, and to be able to use them to your advantage. Handshaking in the between fraternity members is common in our society that now a days it is a kind of communication between members and that it is an acknowledgment between each other. In the different culture have their own concept when it comes to the handshake between two people. In Africa for example, a handshake is done using very little energy and can last for up to a few minutes time used to exchange attentions and talk about their relatives. In western Africa, handshakes include ornamental gestures, such as snapping the fingers as the hands part. B. Statement of the Problem

The purpose of this study is to generally gain knowledge on the importance of the handshake between fraternities, and to know what the meanings of each handshake. 1. What does your handshake mean?

2. What are you trying to express in the handshake?
* Can they be not express in words?
C. Significance...
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