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Ashley Wells
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Human Delvelopment/Womens Studies 204
ViviAnne Fischer

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Class notes for 1/20/2015. Contains very important notes for exam!
Human Delvelopment/Womens Studies 204
ViviAnne Fischer
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Date Created: 02/03/15
Chapter Two Family Communication 1202015 0 We convey messages through symbols 0 Transactional process 0 Shared meanings 0 DynamicChanging moods amp modes 0 Within intimate relationships we cannot help but convey messages to each other 0 Messages occur at two levels 1 Content level actual words 2 Relationship level underlying message 0 Relationship level includes nonverbal cues and give more information about how to interpret the content 0 Tell our partner Communication Howlseemyself I How I see you VERY IMPORTANT I How I see you seeing me 0 Meta communication I Communicating about communication I Clarifies and establishes rules about communication 0 Shared meaning coordinating verbal and nonverbal communications 0 World lenses in uence meaning 0 Negotiating and coordinating meanings 0 Things that make your world lens 39 I Famil Meanings amp Educaiion I Community Messages Religion I Culture I Gender I Age I SES I Health I Experiences 0 See examples below Communication and the Family system Communication Family Identity Supporting Primary Functions Functions Cohesion Scale How families balance separateness and connectedness V A Disengaged Connected Cohesive Enmeshed Extremely separate Sense of belonging Closed off Extremely close High independence Some independence Loyal No independence Low involvement Tolerance of individuality Little individuality High dependence Adaptability Scale The way families are able to deal With stability and change 1 Rigid Structured FleXible Chaotic Authoritarian Limited shared discussion Shared discussion No leadership Low levels of change Moderate Change Significant change High levels of change Strict rolesrules Stable rolesrules Shifting rolesrules Inconsistancy Supporting Family Functions and Intergenerational In uences 1222015 Family Images Individuals develop images of their family amp family members Images represent expectations and level of importance Image congruence Family Themes Represent a fundamental view of reality I Who are we I What do we value I How do we invest our energy Themes guide behavior inside amp outside of the family Understanding family themes helps us understand communication patterns and behaviors Boundaries External I Physical ie fences or psychologically ie amount of privacy imposed limits I Regulate access to people places ideas information and values Internal I Reinforce hierarchical structure Biosocial Issues Positionoriented versus person oriented families I Birth Order I Gender Intergenerational In uences Family patterns given to next generation I Communication I Internal and external boundaries I Parenting styles I Patterns of Con ict I Family themes I Internal working models of Attachment


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