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SCOM 1000, CHP 4 Week 3

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SCOM 1000, CHP 4 Week 3 SCom 1000

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CHP. 4 Notes Interpersonal Communication 9/6/16
Human Communication
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SCOM, scom1000, Human, communication, interpersonal communication, Interpersonal Communications
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Date Created: 09/06/16
SCOM 1000 9/6/16 Interpersonal Communication (Chp. 4) Stages of relationship: 1. Contact 2. Involvement 3. Intimacy 4. Deterioration 5. Repair 6. Dissolution Contact  Initial interaction o Perceptual stage (sight, sound, smell)  Interactional contact is 2 o Sometimes non-verbal o Superficial & impersonal  Introductions & invitational o Physical appearance is important Involvement  Sense of mutuality & connection development  Strive to get to know people o Testing  Interaction is intensified if interested in knowing more  Self is revealed o Sharing emotions & more vulnerability  Throughout this stage, continued testing goes on Intimacy  Safe to express feelings & honesty  Commit to identifying relationship  2 distinct stages o Interpersonal commitment  Private commit to relationship o Social bonding  Revealed to public  Affiliative cues o Head nods, gestures, forward leaning, etc. SCOM 1000 9/6/16 o Signs indicating love  Duchenne smiles o Beyond our control & signifies genuine joy Deterioration  Bonds weaken & downside of relationship progression  Reasons for coming together no longer present  1 phase: o Intrapersonal dissatisfaction throughout daily life & other relationships  Begins thinking negativity nd  2 phase: o Interpersonal dissatisfaction (concerns discussed)  How parties communicate influences relationship’s fate Repair  Intrapersonal repair o Self-analysis & what went wrong & how to fix it  Internal dialogue  Decrease expectations  Interpersonal repair o Discuss with partner problems & solutions  Negotiate behavior modifications by both parties  Resolution  6 Strategies to Repair o Recognize  Identify problems & create image of how they want you to be o Engage  Conflict resolution o Pose  Both parties offer ways to meet each other’s needs o Affirm  Happy couples communicate more agreement, approval, & acknowledgement o Integration  Change negative habits into positive ones o Risk  Giving favors without need for anything back SCOM 1000 9/6/16 Dissolution  Cutting ties in both friendship & relationship o Interpersonal separation &/or social or public separation o Nature of relationship changes  Many ways of dealing with relationship changes o Break loneliness-depression cycle o Take time-out & reacquaint yourself with yourself o Bolster self-esteem o Seek support of others o Avoid repeating negative patterns Theories 1. Attraction theory a. Holds that people form relationships on the basis of attraction b. Similarity i. Your mate would look, act, & think very much like you c. Complementary i. People attracted to their opposite 2. Relationship rules theory a. Relationship is held by rules 3. Relationships Dialect theory a. People in a relationship experience dynamic tensions between pairs of opposing motives & desires i. Closedness & openness 1. Conflict b/w desire to be in closed, exclusive relationship & wish to be in a relationship that is open to different people ii. Autonomy & connection 1. Desire to remain autonomous, independent individual & wish to connect intimately to another person & a relationship iii. Novelty & Predictability 1. Desires for newness & sameness 4. Social Penetration theory a. What happens when a relationship develops: i. Breadth: number of topics you and partner talk about ii. Depth: degree which you penetrate inner personality of a person 5. Social exchange theory a. You develop relationships that will enable you to maximize your profits i. Rewards 1. Anything that you would incur costs to obtain ii. Costs 1. Things you normally try to avoid; you find unpleasant SCOM 1000 9/6/16 iii. Profit 1. Rewards exceed the costs iv. Compromise level 1. General idea of kinds of rewards & profits that you feel you ought to get out of such a relationship 6. Equity theory a. Social exchange but goes step further and claims that you develop and maintain relationships where rewards/cost ratio = your partner’s rewards/cost ratio


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