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Functions of Interpersonal Communication

by: Jenny Dixon

Functions of Interpersonal Communication CDFS 3330

Jenny Dixon
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Functions of Interpersonal Communication
Dynamics of interpersonal relationships
Beth Emery
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jenny Dixon on Monday September 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CDFS 3330 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by Beth Emery in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Dynamics of interpersonal relationships in Child Development and Family Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Date Created: 09/05/16
Ch. 3 Notes CDFS 3330-001 Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships 9/1/16 “Functions of Interpersonal Communication” >Functions of i.c.: -Meet social and psychological needs -Achieve goals -Develop a sense of self (identity in social networks) - Acquire information -Reciprocity (influence others/others influence us) >Principles/Characteristics of I.C. (from the textbook): -It is continuous -It is transactional (give and take) -It is irreversible -It is situated (within a time, place and with people: speaking with friends versus speaking with grandparents) -It is indexical (Measure of a person’s place/time or the dynamics of the situation in conversation) >Principles from other sources: -I.C. has a purpose - It is learned - It is relational: Complementary Exchange: Boss/employee relationship Symmetrical Exchanged: Same level (friends) -I.C. messages vary n conscious encoding (how you are going to send your message): Spontaneous Scripted Contrived (lecture) -I.C. can and does go wrong (Beth Emery’s principle) >Ethical Communication: -Truthful and honest -Act with integrity -Behaving fairly -Demonstrate respect -Responsible (for self-actions) -Are empathetic >The Awareness Wheel (Exercise packet) -Developed by Miller, Nunnely, and Whackman 1 -Sensations (sensing) -Interpretations (thoughts) -Feelings (emotions) -Intentions (wanting: short or long-term) -Actions (doing: past, present, or future…planned) 2


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