Research projects have found that students evaluated a library and its staff more favorably if the librarian briefly touched the patron while returning his or her library card, that female restaurant servers received larger tips when they touched patrons, and that people were more likely to sign a petition when the petitioner touched them during their interaction (Andersen, 1999). This is due to the accumulation of more and more brain memories and the increasing development of the top-down brain axis, discussed later. Under this system, time is scheduled, arranged, and managed. Public and social zones refer to the space four or more feet away from our body, and the communication that typically occurs in these zones is formal and not intimate. Clock time was developed for use to standardize needed or valued shared experience, to regularize our meetings, our hellos and goodbyes, our work schedules, our everyday comings and goings. Marshall McLuhan noted that timekeeping devices are media that transform tasks and create new work and wealth by accelerating the pace of human associations or communication events. Chronemics in Communication Time is an important non-verbal cue that factors heavily into communication, particularly in the world of business. Touching behavior as a way to express feelings is often reciprocal. The actual term chronemics was coined in 1972 by Fernando Poyatos, a Canadian linguist and semiotician. Public territories are open to all people. In the case of random selection at the airport, no probable cause provision has to be met, giving TSA agents more leeway with touch than police officers. Baylor, A. L., “The Design of Motivational Agents and Avatars,” Educational Technology Research and Development 59, no. We have social norms about how much eye contact we make with people, and those norms vary depending on the setting and the person. These social smiles, however, are slightly but perceptibly different from more genuine smiles. There are also social norms regarding the amount of this type of closeness that can be displayed in public, as some people get uncomfortable even seeing others interacting in the intimate zone. It is impossible to completely ignore people when they are in this space, even if we are trying to pretend that we’re ignoring them. Making eye contact with others also communicates that we are paying attention and are interested in what another person is saying. This move away from physical closeness likely stems from a US norm that restricts men’s physical expression of affection due to homophobia or the worry of being perceived as gay. Interestingly, police have long been able to use more invasive pat-downs, but only with probable cause. Scholars have identified four zones for US Americans, which are public, social, personal, and intimate distance (Hall, 1968). Public space starts about twelve feet from a person and extends out from there. In 2009, a man in Japan became the first human to marry an avatar (that we know of). A breach of this space can be comforting in some contexts and annoying or frightening in others. Martin, B.A.S., Gnoth, J., & Strong, C. (2009). Monochronic people tend to schedule their time more rigidly and do one thing at a time. John Ivers, a professor of cultural paradigms, agrees with Edward Hall by stating, "In the market sense, monochronic people consume time. Fox, J. and Jeremy M. Bailenson, “Virtual Self-Modeling: The Effects of Vicarious Reinforcement and Identification on Exercise Behaviors,” Media Psychology 12, no. We all know how annoying it can be when a person dominates a conversation or when we can’t get a person to contribute anything. A lack of nonverbal communication competence related to touch could have negative interpersonal consequences; for example, if we don’t follow the advice we’ve been given about the importance of a firm handshake, a person might make negative judgments about our confidence or credibility. When our expectations are violated, we will respond in specific ways. 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