"Expectancy Violations Theory" Essays and Research Papers

1 - 10 of 500

Expectancy Violations Theory

Name: Lauren Sales Topic: The Expectancy Violation Theory and Relating Concepts Theory: Expectancy Violation Theory General Purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech the audience will know what the Expectancy Violation Theory (EVT), Threat Threshold and Violation Valence are and the assumptions of EVT. My work related experience with this theory, and scholarly evidence that supports this theory. Introduction I. Have you ever been sitting in a movie with several open seats...

Premium Communication, Scientific method, Philosophy of science 911  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Expectancy Violation Theory

Expectancy Violation Theory Introduction “Expectancy violations exert significance on people’s interaction patterns, on their impressions of one another, and on the outcomes of their interactions” (Burgoon 1993:40). In other words, Judee Burgoon, founder of the expectancy violation theory, concluded from various experiments that people evaluate communication with others in a negative or positive regard, based on their expectation of the interaction and their opinion of the communicator. When...

Premium Heteronormativity, Communication, Communication studies 1573  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document

Expectancy Violation Theory (Paper Rough Draft)

Expectancy Violation Theory (Paper Rough Draft)   Expectancy Violation Theory, or more commonly referred to as EVT, is the study of attempting to explain one’s reactions to unexpected behavior of their peers, and the various meanings that people attribute to the violation, or infringement, of their personal space. Judee Burgoon defines personal space as the invisible, variable volume of space surrounding an individual that defines that individual’s preferred distance from others. I will explain...

Premium Interpersonal relationship, Psychology, Interpersonal Adaptation Theory 1206  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

The Possibility of Non-Verbal Communication

communication — A discussion on the Expectancy Violations Theory of Judee Burgoon Introduction In addition to verbal communication, the use of non-verbal communication in daily life is actually frequently. Birdwhistell (1970) found that 63% of human communication are non-verbal interaction.[1] Sometimes, non-verbal communication is more powerful and more influential than verbal communication. This paper aims to through the Expectancy Violations Theory (EVT) to explore the possibility of non-verbal...

Premium Expectancy violations theory, Paralanguage, Proxemics 817  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document


Judee Burgoon's Expectancy Violations Theory (EVT) is one of the few theories that precisely concentrate on nonverbal communication. The theory's expectations and essential concepts distinctively show the significance of nonverbal messages and information processing. EVT also helps us grasp and comprehend how an expectation affects conversational distance. We create these “comfortable” space surroundings or distances from others. These distances are called proxemics. When the person feeling interacted...

Premium Communication, Proxemics, Communication theory 291  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Ethnography of Cruisers Biker Bar

communication theories during our observations at Cruisers. The strongest theory in play I recognized was the expectancy violations theory. We were definitely not the customers that were expected to be patronizing this biker bar. We stood out to the other customers as well as to the bartender. We definitely got some interesting looks! We also experienced this theory when everyone was much nicer to us that what we had predicted. Another theory that I recognized was the social penetration theory. There...

Premium Motorcycle club, Expectancy violations theory, Bar association 1125  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Expectancy Theory

Vroom: Expectancy Theory Porter & Lawler: Expanded Expectancy Theory A. Victor Vroom: Expectancy Theory Expectancy Theory is a model by Victor Vroom explaining the process of motivation. According to the theory, “motivation depends on two things – how much we want something and how likely we think we are to get it”. The theory assumes that behavior results from conscious choices among alternatives and that the individual’s purpose is to maximize pleasure and minimize pain. Expectancy theory...

Premium Expectancy theory, Sense, Motivation 844  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Expectancy Theory

The expectancy theory by Victor Bloom is based on the believe that organizational employees act in a certain way based on the strength of an outcome and how attractive the outcome is to the individual. The theory contains three main relationships and when all three are maintained the desired behavior from the employee will be achieved. These three relationships are effort-performance (Expectant probability), performance-reward (Instrumentality probability) and rewards-personal goals (Valence). ...

Premium Reward system, Brain stimulation reward, Motivation 995  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

The Expectancy Theory

Using an example of your choice apply the expectation theory of motivation. You should consider both its strengths and weaknesses as a theory. Arguments will be presented to show, how the expectation theory of motivation can be used to measure the force of motivation for a student to study, to achieve a high grade in his or her math's test. This example will be relevant as the expectation theory can look at whether the reward will motivate/not motivate the student, whether the value of the goal...

Premium Perception, Victor Vroom, Motivation 1547  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document

Human Communication Theories

paper, I will briefly describe, and compare and contrast two theories discussed in the book, A First Look at the Communication Theory by Em Griffin: Uncertainty Reduction Theory and the Expectancy Violations Theory. Furthermore, I will also include real-life situations that apply to these theories. Expectancy Violations Theory has its roots in Uncertainty Reduction research, therefore, there will be some similarities between these two theories. But before I compare the similarities, I will discuss the...

Premium Expected value, Communication theory, Service 2383  Words | 10  Pages

Open Document

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free