Verbal Communication

Deception, Disconfirmation, and Using Inferences

This Weeks Assignment

Find three videos that apply to this week’s chapter. One of the videos needs to show someone who is using a message with meanings that are meant to deceive. The second video should illustrate disconfirming behavior. The third video should show someone using an inference.


Jim and Pam's friend uses verbal communication to deceive Dwight.
Asian Jim // Jim Vs Dwight // The Office US


All the members of the group disconfirm Jerry by ignoring his message and saying things to lower his self esteem.
Parks and Recreation: Jerry's mural submission


Coworkers at the office make an incorrect inference about what is happening in this situation.
Don't Jump to Conclusions