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COM 212 Exam 1 Study Guide

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Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication
Douglas Edward Pruim

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Hey guys, here is the study guide I developed while reading through the chapters and from class. I hope this helps for the exam!
Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication
Douglas Edward Pruim
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COM 212 Study Guide Exam 1 Ch l Communication the process by which humans collectively create and regulate social reality know this for exam Characteristics of human communication Process moving no beginning and no end constantly changing Communication is a process not a thing Human Collective Creative creativity is a direct result of human communication Regulatory All of the above together are a social reality Implications Through communication we create our own reality Too often we allow our created communicated social reality to control us Communication always happens in a cultural context It is more important for us to consider what two people are doing together than two people that are separated Model nterpretivetop one thing that we can get better at ability to label organize and interpret the conditions surrounding and interaction Someone can quickly learn what is important and what is not about a situation First time situations First step in mastering other competencies Selfcompetence middle The process of self presentation ability to choose and present a desired self image If not sure of yourself while speaking you will feel less confident all the time Connected to all the other competencies Goalcompetencemiddle right Ability to set goals anticipate probable consequences and choose effectiveness of action Related to role competence Rolecompetencemiddle left Taking on social roles and knowing what is appropriate Meeting or violating social expectations Adapting to each other Example grandparents and how you speak with them not cursing around them Messagecompetence bottom ability to make message choices that others can comprehend as well as to attend to and understand the message choices of others Knowing how to send and receive messages effectively Verbal competence using language Example girl in class her dad saying he39s going to go get a bubbler as in a PCP Nonverbal competence nonverbal codes Example flicking someone off Australia using a thumbs up for flicking someone off facial expressions physical appearance Listening competence processing and understanding messages effectively What is communication In my own words Communication is a way for humans or animals to interact with each other in order to come to a shared reality via verbal or nonverbal cues Face an approved social reality what we show to others for approval interpersonal communication what people do when they are together not separately communicative competence ability to communicate in a personally effective and socially appropriate manner formative competence happens everytime someome produces effective and appropriate communication behaviors process competence all the cognitive activity and knowledge necessary to generate adequate performance implicit knowledge knowledge we don39t stop to think about use to unconsciously guide behavior Ch 2 Interpersonal communication communication between two people generally face to face interaction Situational approachdefine interpersonal communication in terms of its external characteristics Number of people 2 Fewgt many Proximity Closegt far Feedback Immediate gt delayed Roleshow informal vs formal the roles are lnformalgt formal Adaptation how much you adapt your communication style to the person you are talking to Specificgt general Goals Unstructuredgt structured Developmental approach levels go from broad to specific define interpersonal communication in terms of its content look at the kind of information people exchange and how well they know one another Cultural level Sociological level from Chicago is rich is poor Psychological level very specific Dialectical approach see relationships as dialogues between opposing quotvoicesquot each expressing a different contradictory impulse Relationships What is a relationship in my own terms A relationship is an ongoing interaction between humans Constellation of behaviors Cognitive constructsRelational prototype Mini cultures rules rituals Contradictory forces dialectical approach Interpersonal relationships Begin with awareness Develop through coordinated action joint actions Begin to analyze and evaluate the specific relationships we are talking about Memory organization packets MOPs relational prototype Natural language label noun we use to describe a relationship friend bes nend Criterial attributes adjectives attributes of a friend respect trust ease in communication etc Communicative indicatoraction verb behaviors that display an attribute for a friend again keeping secrets giving honest feedback selfdisclosure Influenced by outside factors Franny moving away not as close anymore Control us as much as we control them Constructed and maintained through communication dyadic communication spontaneous and informal participants receive maximum feedback from each other smallgroup communication A third persona joins the interaction organizational communication occurs in complex organizations large businesses government institutions facetoface public communication single speaker addresses a large group of people simultaneously does not know the audience personally so much compose message for hypothetical receiver mediated publicor mass communication audience is large but the transmission is incorrect COM 212 Ch 2 continued public vs private relationships Impersonal vs personal private close personal become more and more personalunique over time public related in impersonal ways very little change over time Public and private relationships are extreme Relationships are on a continuum Relationships fluctuate and change Public relationships require a set of skills and private relationships require a set of entirely different skills Relationships are negotiated over time Manners and etiquette relational messages messages about the relationship itself more with private relationships content messages messages about topic at hand more with public relationships Healthy Relationship Competence have shared vision of where it is going clear rules are mutually negotiated shared work ethic metacommunicationcommunication about communication


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