Tanner Riley

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This study was designed to examine the effect that people’s perceptions of race had on their communication in a conflict. Surveys were sent out, and 35 people participated in the study. Responses were analyzed for verbal and nonverbal communication behavior that provides negative or positive attitudes of the participant. Negative and positive attitudes in responses were determined using 11 characteristics that were taken from a list of characteristics used in a similar study analyzing the positive and negative communication character of police-civilian interactions (Dixon, Schell, Giles & Drogos, 2008). There were no significant differences found in the study. However, the study inspires that this phenomenon needs to be explored more.

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CST 411: Communication Across Barriers Capstone Project

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