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Communication COM 314

Colleen McCurry

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Dark Side of Interpersonal Communications
Dr. Adam Parrish
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Colleen McCurry on Monday February 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to COM 314 at University of Kentucky taught by Dr. Adam Parrish in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Dark Side of Interpersonal Communications in Communication at University of Kentucky.


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Date Created: 02/15/16
Abuse in Relationships  COM 314   Abuse defined:  o Verbal: an extremely destructive form of  communication to someone that focuses on attacking  their weaknesses o Physical: an act with the intentions of causing some sort of harm to someone o Emotional: using someone’s weaknesses against them,  and wanting to basically control them and cause them  to be in a weakened state   Consequences of Emotional Abuse: o Relational quality will diminish between them  o Someone’s self esteem will lower  o May cause depression   Parents who abuse: o Look at Attachment Style in earlier set of notes  o Different Parenting styles­ Authoritative and  Uninterested…   The Safe Ground Theory:  o A place where people mainly children can feel safe and  be away from harm o The parents have the most influence in these children’s  life, because to them parent approval is much more  important than peer approval  o Self Esteem and Behavioral Competence are affected  by the child’s ability to­  Willingly enact behaviors that will elicit parental  responses that are positive and give credit  Avoid responses from the parents that are  negative and give blame by their behavior   What is abuse?  o An inability to distinguish between mistakes the  children make and intentional bad behavior  o Give similar punishments to both is these behaviors  o  Have an all around negative evaluation of the person  o Give unpredictable responses for positive and negative  behaviors  Outcomes of Parent to Child Abuse:  o Children will become less compliant  o Children will become more aggressive  o Will be more unpredictable  o Have low self esteem  o Constantly engage in inappropriate behaviors  o Will most likely become abusive parents also   Characteristics of Child to Parent Abuse:  o Often begins at the ages of 10­ 14  o Mothers are more likely to experience physical abuse  o Families will experience denial  o Typically will start as verbal abuse and then escalate  o Its important to recognize the patterns of the child to  help stop something bad in the future   Communications Patterns of Child to Parent Abuse:  o Asking Pattern­ when the child asks for something and  the parent says no  o Requesting Pattern­ when the parent asks something of  the child and the child says no  Peer to Peer Abuse:  o In a College Environment  Physical bullying   Pranks   Throwing objects   Relational bullying   Isolational bullying  Gossiping and spreading rumors  Being kicked out of events  Sharing information or pictures  o Most of the attacks are on:   Sexuality   Ethnicity   Appearance   Success   Psychological and Physical Disabilities    


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