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DEVELOPMENTAL ASSIGNMENT-1 1.

Body Talk
Competency: Communication Skills Body Language Review Methodology: Individual Review Process Objective(s): To understand the various signs & signals used by people while conversing with each other. To carry out a social psychology experiment and see the impact of negative body language on people around. Time Required: 1 Week Procedure: Ask yourself, how does your body language affect others? At morning tea or lunch, fold your arms or turn slightly away while talking to your best friend. Use the negative body language signs that you learnt in class to make some small potentially negative change to your behavior. Now observe the manner in which your friend reacts to you both verbally & non-verbally. Observe the changes in conversation that follow. Make a mental note of these changes and note them down in your Learning Journal later during the day. Make sure that you engage in the conversation for at least 20 minutes. Once you have finished your little experiment on Body Talk with your friend, make sure you explain the reasons for your behavior. Tell your friend that this was a socialpsychology experiment that you were carrying out as part of the campus connect project. Also share your learnings of this experiment with your friend & discuss the importance of body language and the impact and influence it has on others. Share your findings & experiences with your class. Variations: Instead of negative body language use positive body language when your parents are pulling you up for something that you have not done. Observe their reactions.

2. The Handshake

Competency: Communication Skills Body Language Review Methodology: Individual Review Process Objective(s): To teach students the importance of a good, confident handshake Procedure: Practice your handshake. Request family, friends and colleagues to shake hands with you and observe the distance between the other person and yourself. Also observe the duration of each handshake and your comfort level. Notice the difference in the handshake when you are greeting men and women. Try out different types of handshakes (the limp handshake, the over bearing handshake etc) with different people (your friends, your professors, your relatives, people from the management, people at a social gathering etc) and observe their reactions. Make a mental note of your comfort level, social distance, preferred type of handshake in different situations and note it down in your Learning Journal later during the day.

3. Book Review
Competency: Communication Skills Communicating your views Review Methodology: Individual Review Process Objective(s): To teach students the importance of communicating your views and thoughts
Issue a novel from the library. Read it. Write a 250 words review on the book. Note the name and author of the book Note also the books code no. and the date of issue of the book.