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CMN 230, Week 3

by: Naqia Haideri
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Week 3 notes
Intro to Interpersonal Comm
Abendschein, B
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Naqia Haideri on Sunday January 31, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CMN 230 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign taught by Abendschein, B in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see Intro to Interpersonal Comm in Communication Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Date Created: 01/31/16
2/1/16    Interpersonal Goals    An interpersonal goal is a state an individual wants to achieve that is linked to another person’s behavior.     → Interpersonal goals examples  ­ To defend your image  ­ To give advice  ­ To obtain support  ­ To persuade  ­ To resolve conflict  ­ To maintain relationship    → Three types of Interpersonal goals    1. Instrumental Goals  ➔ Resources/ favors we try to get from other people  ➔ Tangible goal  ➔ Most utilized of the three interpersonal goals, in the West  ➔ Not as prominent in other parts of the world  ➔ Ex: Get help from friend, borrow the car, obtain a raise at work, persuade friend to quit smoking  2. Relational Goals  ➔ Preserving or changing the status of your relationship  ➔ Ex: make a friend, ask for a date, share an activity, escalate/ terminate a relationship  3. Self­presentational goals  ➔ Tied to identity management  ➔ What other people think about you  ➔ What ​ you think​ other people think about you  ➔ Face­work  ➔ Ex: appear intelligent in class, impress boss, be the life of the party, defend against criticism     → Five Principles of Interpersonal Goals    1. Interpersonal goals differ in clarity.  ➔ Some goals are very clear, some are very broad  ➔ Research shows that the clearer a goal is, the more likely the individual is to achieve it  2. Interpersonal goals vary in difficulty  ➔ Some goals are just harder to achieve   ➔ Ex: borrowing the family car if there is just one car in the family  3. People pursue multiple interpersonal goals at the same time.   ➔ Ex: want to start a relationship, want to sound smart   4. Interpersonal goals differ in urgency.  ➔ Hierarchy of goals  ➔ Triage our goals  ➔ Primary and secondary goals  ➔ Setting small achievable goals that lead to a much bigger goal  5. Interpersonal goals prompt plans for action.  ➔ How can I go about achieving this goal  ➔ Implementing the goals  ➔ Goals naturally push us to action     


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